What is CMS (Web Content Management System)

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A Web CMS (Web Content Management System) is a software for the creation, editing and organization of any content on your website, such as: Media content or text content. This software has been web-based and designed and developed to present your website. It should make your daily work easier, such as create a page and link in the menu or even write a blog post and embed in the RSS feed, so that they then appear on the Web. User system with administration as well as a sitemap creation (automated) - so the CMS should do the job easier for you.

With a CMS many things can be implemented, as far as these functions and surfaces have been provided. Web-based software requires web (software) developers to program knowledge. That is why every Web Content Management System differs. You have to keep in mind that the internet is rapidly increasing and many things are changing and other technologies are becoming obsolete as soon as they are not developed further. Everyone designs a CMS differently and therefore inquire and check with various tools pages that you already know with the selected CMS. You'll soon realize that they do not bring as much SEO or performance as they promise :)

Back to the topic, so you can use a CMS to create, edit, publish, share and much more content via this interface.

Various Web CMS on the web for websites

There are countless different Web Content Management System on the internet from free to the purchase of a license for a certain price. All Web CMS have different structures and structures, so it is important to get an overview first.

Small checklist:

  • What do I need for technology?
  • What do I need for my target group of functions (are they already integrated or do I need to add them with a lot of time and / or expense, etc.)?
  • Do I need to expand my website or just the landing page?
It should support everything, as Google makes no exception if you use a reputable Web Content Management System, but it does not support structured data to properly inform Google

When creating your list, you will notice that in search of a CMS, you will encounter countless other ideas and your list will expand as if by itself.

The CMS, which you choose, must appeal to you (you will work with it daily). Dealing with it should be easy in the best case. It does not do anything to mess around with the CMS all the time and to lose sight of the essentials. Namely your content, because this is more important, because select CMS should bring everything else optimal.

That should bring along a Web Content Management System and much more

Also only a small checklist:

  • Pages, posts, media, user management etc.
  • Templates Microdatamarkup (not respected by many at all)
  • Sitemap support
  • Search engine optimization (as good as possible)

If a CMS brings everything you need, then you're on the right path. Remember, though, that you'll probably need help later, so you'll be able to visit the manufacturer's site, the forum, or support. Inquire if you also get this support or if it looks like it looks rather meager. A website is like an apartment, if you do not keep it clean then you will eventually not get through.

A CMS should not stop you, but help you. Unfortunately, you can not see this in today's CMS systems and more and more users are trying to make the code or parts of it. But is this really the meaning behind a Web Content Management System, where you have to constantly read to then solve the problems without developers themselves? The problems that should be solved should be at most in the form or on a dedicated surface. Because a non-developer does not know what he is doing and thus he endangers another bug or other sources of error. Small example, if my car stops driving then I try not to repair it myself but bring it to a specialist in the workshop.
Here is a small supplementary list:

  • Robots.txt should be possible to edit
  • Information about the .htaccess file
  • Sitemap best to sitemap.org and Sitemap Index (For larger sites) or support for a Sitemap index
  • RSS feed the site and not too complicated (hidden and the like)

And why a CMS?

Of course you can program everything yourself. It depends on how much experience you bring with you. You will constantly improve it so you need an update function. You probably also want to upload media, add users system, create pages, format and and and :) You will quickly notice when programming that you need a lot of time and short safe ways. If you do not have the patience and you realize later how much work that is, plan and think before really well, so you do not leave it after a while.

A SEO Web Content Management System

A SEOCMS is designed to provide the best features and properties to achieve the desired results. You need a CMS and of course human actions to improve the SEO. As a comparison, this may be more understandable, you can only drive a race as well as your car allows.

My personal conclusion is only

Some of the above things are minor things for a developer, so I can not understand why I need a plugin for these things on other Web Content Management System systems. If these are not integrated, I run the risk of installing a plugin, which was programmed by a non-developer. And in the worst case, from code snippets found on the internet, which in turn makes my own code unstable, and ultimately my entire website because of one robots.txt

You have to work with it every day and in the long term to accompany your website without any problems, which unfortunately can hardly be seen in today's Web Content Management System.

Just to name a few frequently used ones:


Here you have a link from me to the CMS use in the World Wide Web
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