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Why Use a Content Management System?

Author: Amanda Hosking

If you are building a new website or have an existing one, you may want to consider the benefits of using a content management system. A CMS is software that allows you to easily manage and edit your website content. A CMS gives you more control over your website as you do not need HTML or other technical knowledge to manage your web pages.

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You can easily log onto your CMS and perform tasks such as editing text, uploading images/videos, and adding new pages. Being able to manage your website so easily means you can keep your site current and up to date. This contrasts with the alternative option of having a static website which is written in HTML, meaning if you require any changes you would have to ask the designer to make them. This can become frustrating and time-consuming.

So, what are the main benefits of a CMS?

Multiple Users

With a CMS you can add multiple users. These users can then log in and manage the website content. You can also limit which sections users have access to which avoids any accidental changes in other areas. Having this function is extremely beneficial if several people need to work on the website.

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All About the Content

A CMS as the name suggests is focused on content. This means the design and other technical areas are separate leaving you to concentrate on the content. This means you can work on creating a site full of interesting content and work on increasing web traffic, SEO improvement, and customer conversions.

No Tech Stuff

Managing your website via CMS does not require tech knowledge such as coding. The systems are easy to navigate, and changes can be made quickly. This makes the system easy to use for all.

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Website Consistency

In your CMS you will have a variety of page templates which you can reuse to create new pages. This saves you the hassle of creating completely new pages and keeps the website layout consistent.

You Have Control

You can decide how much control to have over content and publishing. You can specify that content needs to be approved by you or other users before publishing. This ensures that the content is reviewed before it goes live on the website.

Have a think about whether a CMS is right for your website. It can be a great help if you want more control over your website and want to manage your content easily.