IT2032PAContent Management System (CMS) Nitec in Social Media & Web Technology
Content Management SystemIn this chapter, you will learn: o What is CMS o How to describe the different releases of CMS o Identify the advantages of using a CMS o Identify the disadvantages of using a CMS
Content Management SystemContent management system (CMS) Allows publishing, editing, modifying content and site maintenance from a central page. o provides a collection of procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment. o procedures can be manual or computer-based.
CMS Elements• Content Management Application (CMA) o Allows the content manager or author, who do not know HTML to manage the creation, modification, and removal of content from a Web site• Content Delivery Application (CDA) o uses and compiles that information to update the Web site
CMS Features1. Web-based publishing o allows to use a template approved by the organization o wizards and other tools to create or modify Web content2. Format management o allows documents to be into HTML or PDF for website
CMS Features3. Revision control o allows content to be updated to a newer version or restored to a previous version. o tracks any changes made to files by individuals4. Indexing, Search, and retrieval o indexes all data within an organization. o User can search data (keywords) which CMS retrieves5. CMS also provide tools for 1-to-1 marketing.
Main Features of CMS• Allow for a large number of people to share and contribute to stored data;• Control access to data based on user role• Facilitate storage and retrieval of data;
Main Features of CMS• Control data validity and compliance;• Reduce duplicate inputs;• Simplify report writing;• Improve communication among users.
Content Management System• Define data as almost anything: o documents, o movies, o texts, o pictures, o phone numbers, o articles etc.
Factors to Consider• Organizations size and geographic dispersion• Diversity of the electronic data forms
Types of CMSPre-Release: o consolidates the current state of the code o Purpose: test interdependencies between different software components o Not used for ofﬁcial production
Types of CMSRelease: o Closes the development cycle o Final feature set, new features are not allowed o Used for production of MC samples and central reprocessings as well as analysis o Distributed and installed world-wide on all ofﬁcial levels of the CMS
Types of CMSAmendment Release: o Bug ﬁx release for problems found in a release o Supersedes previous releases o Used for central production and processing activities
Advantages of using CMSFor the client: 1. Ability to add or edit pages on your website 2. There is no need to pay monthly maintenance 3. Useful in organisations with many content contributors,
Advantages of using CMSFor the developer: 1. Maintenance can be handed over to client 2. Faster development 3. Good built in SEO 4. The ability to leverage excellent third party plugins
Disadvantages of using CMSFor the client: 1. Potential to break your websites if not used properly 2. You may not have the resource to update website regularly 3. Requires certain computer skills that you or your staff may not have
Disadvantages of using CMSFor the developer: 1. The overhead on server resources 2. Require extra maintenance, backups, upgrades, security patches 3. Client can break the site 4. May have to add training to the cost of project 5. Allows for bad design of text
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