If you’re a content creator or webmaster, updates can be a hassle if you’re not on a content management system (CMS). Whether you’re responsible for updating plugins or posting blogs, a CMS makes the process super simple. In this post, we’ll talk about the key features and advantages of a CMS.
Create posts with a few clicks
With a CMS solution like WordPress, you can create posts or pages with literally a few clicks. All you have to do is log into the backend, find “create post” (or page) from the left sidebar, enter the criteria and information, and publish it. Of course, the writing process isn’t that simple, but once your content is ready, that’s all you have to do to publish it. The beauty of WordPress is that you don’t need to know any HTML, as it’s all coded within the text editor. You can easily add links, change the font style and size, and modify the format to fit your needs. The new Gutenberg block editor also brings a ton more functionality to the table.
No need for file transfer
It’s just as easy to make updates to a post as it is to publish it. As long as you’re logged into WordPress, you can find the post, select edit, make the changes, and hit update. You don’t have to go in and change files – just update the content area or any custom fields you have. If you regularly make updates to your website content, this is a huge time saver and perhaps the biggest advantage of a CMS.
Ease of maintenance
Aside from individual pages or posts, another advantage of a CMS is that it makes managing your site on a larger scale more efficient. Behind the scenes upkeep like updating plugins, removing old posts, or adding users only requires a few clicks. Frontend updates like changing menus or categories takes just a couple clicks too.
As a general rule of thumb, basically any update you need to make can be done in a few clicks with WordPress.
The ease of management all goes without saying that first, you need a developer. Developers handle complex edits like changing the site layout and creating the backend components if you want customization. So on one hand, you’ll spend time on development, but on the other hand, you’ll save a ton of time with all future content updates. Below is a screenshot of some of the backend components we made for Our Work page template.
Why choose a content management system?
There are lots of reasons why CMS’s are great, but honestly, their biggest selling point is how easy they are to manage. Anyone can learn the basics in no time flat, regardless of their experience with it.
Is a content management system perfect for every website? No. However, if you update your website daily or even weekly, a content management system is a great option. You don’t need any technical skills, you really only have to log into the backend and press a few buttons. For that reason alone, the advantages of a CMS can fit almost any need.
If it’s scalability you’re worried about, check out our complete list of colleges on WordPress.