Content Management System (CMS)?

 A content management system, often abbreviated as CMS, is software that helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website without the need for specialized technical knowledge. It allows multiple contributors to create, edit and publish content on the same website. 

Web Creators have the option of choosing from millions of templates available online that is most suitable for the type and nature of website they want to build. So with, or without coding knowledge, a user can develop a complete website using any of the available CMS templates such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal and many more.


How Does a CMS Work?

Without a CMS, you would have to use different programming languages to create a website. You would also need to upload your content manually to your server. A modern website consists of two main parts: the front-end and back-end. The front-end is the part your visitors see in the browser: blog posts, images, videos, About and Contact pages, newsletter forms, etc. The textual part is displayed with a standard markup language called HTML, while the design is added with CSS and JavaScript.

The back-end consists of the database and the functionality of a website. The content is saved into the database and it’s pushed from the back-end to the front-end whenever a user requests a web page. The back-end functionality can be written in different programming languages such as PHP, Python, JavaScript, and others.

If you use a CMS, there’s no need to write either front-end or back-end code. It’s a user-friendly application that runs in your web browser. A content management system allows you to use a content editor to create posts, pages, web shops, and push all your content online. You can also configure your settings with the help of drop-down menus, checkboxes, and other controls. 

With a CMS, you don’t need to manually upload your content, as it manages the whole process for you. When your content is ready, you simply press the Publish button and it instantly appears on the site.


Plugins, Themes and Extensions

Most CMSs let you add extra functionalities to your site in the form of extensions or plugins and themes. By default, a CMS allows you to create posts and pages, and design the overall looks of your website. Additional features such as search engine optimization, security, newsletter and contact forms, or image galleries need to be installed separately. The idea behind this structure is that every website owner has different needs and wants only the features they really need.

You don’t need to have any programming knowledge to use plugins or extensions, either. You can usually install them right from the CMS, with just a few clicks. Better still, many plugins and extensions come for free, however more advanced ones may cost money.

For instance, WordPress has thousands of free plugins in their official plugin repo. Probably, you have already heard of the most popular WordPress plugins such as Yoast SEO, W3 Total Cache, WooCommerce, or WordFence Security. There are also plugins with which you can integrate your site with external tools such as MailChimp, PayPal, Eventbrite, and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

  Frequently Asked questions

  • Where can I learn website design & development  in Abuja ?
  • Where can I learn Joomla, Wordpress , Drupal , HTML, CSS, PHP, MYSQL, Bootstrap, Javasript in Abuja ?
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  • Where can I find an affordable website training center in Abuja?
  • Which website programing language should I learn ?

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At Skilltouch Website Design & Development Training Center Abuja, we teach our students using a hands-on practical training approach. At the end of the training each student will be able to develop fantastic websites and web applications for personal or commercial purposes.



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