Whatever you’re passionate about, you can probably turn that passion into an online business. You know you are going to need a website, but how do you get one up and running? What if you don’t know or don’t have the time to learn all of that coding? This is where a CMS comes in.
A content management system (CMS) is a software system where a website can be published without the knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS or much of any coding at all. And apparently, from a SEO perspective, Google loves content management systems because of the solid coding structure.
A CMS website gives the website owner control of the content through an admin panel on the website itself. Managing the content using a CMS, easily allows the user to publish documents, pictures, movies or data to the website and integrate that content into the design without a developer.
The three largest and most popular systems are Joomal, Drupral and WordPress. According to Forbes.com, WordPress CMS is the creme de la creme of content management systems with it being used on “… one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day.” It’s hard to ignore that type of statistics when trying to choose the right CMS platform.
Take Tony Bradshaw as an example – a car enthusiast and owner of the Spy Engine – an auto parts search website – helping people find the best deals for catalytic converters and other popular vehicle parts. “For me, the wordpress platform has no equal. In particular the power it gives (back) to business owners so that we are less dependent on programmers and web developers for our existence.”
Before you make the decision if a CMS is right for your website, let’s take second to have a look at some of the pros and cons associated with them:
The Pros To Using A CMS For Your Website
And plenty, plenty more.
The Cons To Using A CMS For Your Website
As you can see, the pros outweigh the cons by a mile.
Benefits For Small Business Owners
This list can be quite long, but let’s go over just a few: