What is a CMS ?

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date: July 15 2019

Sometimes it can be easy to get lost in all the technical terms of the web. Especially when you are a beginner in the field! SEO, SEM, SSL, CMS… In a related blog post, we have already cleared everything there is to know about SEO. If you haven’t had time to read it already, give it a few minutes. Let’s start by demystifying CMS.

« Content Management System »

The abbreviation CMS stands for “Content Management System”. Precisely, a CMS is a type of application allowing the user to create his own website. You may have heard or are familiar with WordPress, Joomla or Magento because they are all content management systems. These are quite popular sites because they offer the possibility of making your own website while being very easy to use. The interface is intuitively designed; it facilitates its use and understanding. You choose your domain name, interface, pages title, aesthetics, images, and of course, content. You can edit, add, delete as you wish; it belongs to you.

Content management systems also include a workflow system built into their platform; this allows multiple users to work on the same project at the same time. We can also say that the CMS brought a small revolution in the web world when they appear. For the first time, CMS allowed a separation between the content and the form of a website; even knowing little computer science, it became much more easy to understand. This has greatly facilitated the understanding and design of websites.

And what about the web agencies?

But since it’s so simple to use a CMS, why choose you retain the services of a web agency for the creation of a website?

One of the advantages of working with a web agency for this type of project is precisely the expertise. First, we are experts in the field. Our technicians know their way around codes, operation, and website creation. What could take you one day could be done (professionally!) in half the time.

Second, we can create a tailor-made website and offer you exactly what you need. CMS often have a maximum of interface choices to offer; web agencies can, on the contrary, develop what you are looking for.

Thirdly, the web agencies also offer you a complete personalized service. Whether your needs are for management, optimization or for the application of the latest updates or new technologies, web agencies are there for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help or advice for creating your own website. We are available and ready to help you!

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