Content Management System [CMS]

Content Management System
« Back to Glossary Index

A Content Management System (CMS) is an application or piece of software used to manage content. This software enables multiple users to create, edit, and publish content (such as blog posts and images) in a CMS.

The information is typically stored in a database and displayed in a presentation style on a set of templates.

Most large websites are built on a CMS thanks to its ability to facilitate collaboration by allowing multiple contributors to edit, schedule, and manage content. You don’t need to be technical to use a CMS, either, which is a significant benefit for most website owners.

Types of CMS

Two of the most common types of CMS are WordPress for information-based websites and blogs and Magento for eCommerce websites and online stores – although you can use both for business functions.

There has also been a rise in the popularity of Headless CMSs.

« Back to Glossary Index

Subscribe To Tech SEO Tips Newsletter

The latest news from the SEO industry, plus tips and discussions on improving your tech SEO performance.