First to understand the content management system one has to first know about content. In internet point of view content is nothing but some sort of information given to the peoples. The information can be in the form of visual, audio, and video. The other forms of content are news, articles, photographs, movie shows, etc.
In the internet content is nothing but constructing web pages either by hand or with web page editor and then uploading them to the websites. When a pages needs some correction or changes we have to just open the page file make the necessary correction and then upload that file again.
However, if you start to manage a lot of content in the same way, lot of mistakes and inconsistencies among the pages may arise. At the same time it takes quite a lot of time to open the editor, search for the file, change them, save and then have to upload it. It may look simple when you are handling few pages but imagine when you work with thousands of pages the same way.
In this scenario content management system can help you a lot. A content management system also called as CMS is a software tool which can be used to manage the contents through an interface layer. With the help of CMS you can manage the content by just simply visiting the web site, click on the link in which you want to save the content, edit the content via a simple form and the click the save button to save the changes.
There are numerous benefits when using a content management system:
With content management system index creation is automated. Here index is a list of hyper links to the pages along with the related content. For example let us assume index as a list of articles and blog posts. These help the visitors to easily navigate through the website and browse them.
If you are a person who do not use content management system then when ever you make changes to the content then you has to also alter the index. At the same time if you have created the index page as static page then it is not possible for the visitors to search the index and order them in different way. But with the help of CMS the index can be easily created and the mistakes can be easily erased which saves a lot of time. To populate the templates also content management system can be used.
Though it might sounds boring, but this is really a very useful tool. For instance let us consider that you have 100 articles and each one is listed as a separate web page file. You can use some simple tools to manage the layout of the pages but will you do to make changes to structure. For example if you want to add a Meta tag to all articles?
If you are not going to use content management system then you have to open, edit, and save each and every file and then upload them. But with the help of content management system you have to make changes to only one file. Sounds good no?