Content Management System (CMS)

Content Management System (CMS) definition. It is computer software that allows you to create and modify digital content. It enables users to create, edit, collaborate on, publish, and store digital content. CMS is a web template on which you can create your website.

A content management system allows users to build and manage a website without having to code it from scratch or know how to code at all. It is a popular way to manage Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Web Content Management (WCM).
Each CMS usually has two components:

  • a content management application (CMA), a front-end user interface that allows a user, even with limited expertise, to add, modify, and remove content from a website without the intervention of a webmaster, and
  • a content delivery application (CDA) that compiles the content and updates the website.

The most popular Web Content Management (WCM) system is WordPress. It is the most used CMS platform in the world. According to BuiltWith data, WordPress has a 38% share amongst the top 1 million websites that use CMS technologies. WordPress is a widely used platform for building blogs and portfolios, online communities, big news portals, corporate pages, and e-commerce websites.

Other, selected, well-known content management systems are (name, market share %):

  • SiteXpress, 4.17%
  • Drupal, 3.21%
  • Google Search Appliance, 3.04%
  • WP Engine (WordPress, WooCommerce), 2.74%
  • My Salesforce, 2.67%
  • Joomla, 1.4%
  • Moodle, 1.0%
  • Squarespace, 0.89%
  • Webflow, 0.86%
  • Wix, 0.52%

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