Content Management Software (CMS)

A Content Management Software / System is a built in software system that gives his user the ability to perform GUI (Graphical User Interface) tasks such as uploading images, editing text and video contents, yes all this is just a click away and is very easy for a user to understand.

There are many CMS systems are available in the market today, such as WordPress, Magento, Opencart etc, however choosing the right CMS for your online presence can only be advised by an expert web developing company.

Our dedicated team at Design Insight conducts a detailed analysis of your project to advise the best CMS for you or whether it will suit you.

A WCMS typically has the following features:

Access control:

Gives site owner the ability to have various registered users or customers to interact with the website, you can allow your team to work on your website while you are not available. A set of rules and restrictions can be allocated to certain groups in order to dedicate work among office staff.

Scale-able Expansion:

WCMS allow their owners to extended website to any level they want, whether its a one page website or a hunder thousand page website, with the help of a CMS your website can always expand, this gives users the facility of making changes in a later stage and its highly affordable.

Easily Editable Content:

A Content Management system gives its user the ability to make quick changes to the website such as editing text, changing graphics or adding new features with an instant touch, most content management systems includes WYSIWYG editing tools allowing non-technical users to create and edit content.

Site Functionality:

A Number of Web CMS software includes plug-ins or modules that can be easily installed to extend an existing site’s functionality.

Web Standards Upgrades:

Using a modern content management system you can rest assured that the site will be updated automatically, this means you always are update with the latest features and options for your taste.

Workflow Management:

Using a WCMS, you can also process your daily tasks, creating sequential set of commands you can achieve a lot, for example you can set up your whole blog post today to publish it on a later day when you are not available.


Using a Web CMS you can join / link many social or other networking website who can actually link your website to give you live feed functionality on your own website, for example you can live stream a Youtube video right from your website or have your twitter or Facebook timeline feed display on your website.

Types of Content Management Systems:

A Web Content Management System can be categorised into following there types, i.e., offline processing, online processing, and hybrid processing.

These terms describe the deployment pattern for the Web CMS in terms of when it applies presentation templates to render web pages from structured content.

Offline Processing:

These systems, sometimes referred to as “static site generators”, pre-process all content, applying templates before publication to generate web pages. Since pre-processing systems do not require a server to apply the templates at request time, they may also exist purely as design-time tools.

Online Processing:

These systems apply templates on-demand. They may generate HTML when a user visits the page, or the user might receive pre-generated HTML from a web cache. Most open source WCMSs support add-ons that extended the system’s capabilities. These include features like forums, blogs, wikis, web stores, photo galleries, and contact management. These are variously called modules, nodes, widgets, add-ons, or extensions.

Hybrid Processing:

Some systems combine the offline and online approaches. Some systems write out executable code (e.g., JSP, ASP, PHP, ColdFusion, or Perl pages) rather than just static HTML. That way, personnel don’t have to deploy the WCMS itself on every web server. Other hybrids operate in either an online or offline mode.

Advantages of Using a WCMS:

Low / Cost Effective Solution:

Using a Content Management System can be extremely cost effective solution for you as it gives you the ability to self perform after the initial development / integration by a web developer.

Easy Customization:

Once your desired website is ready, making more pages can be extremely easy and extending website using Blog post can actually increase your rank among other website of the same niche / business.

Easy to use:

Non Technical people with no IT background can also easily perform using a Web CMS Interface, this means a user does not need to have the complex knowledge of coding, they can do a number of tasks with just general knowledge of using computers.

Workflow Management:

WCMSs provide the facility to control how content is published, when it is published, and who publishes it. Some WCMSs allow administrators to set up rules for workflow management, guiding content managers through a series of steps required for each of their tasks.

Good For SEO:

Websites using CMS also accommodate search engine optimization (SEO). Content freshness helps, as some search engines prefer websites with newer content. Social media plugins help build a community around content. RSS feeds automatically generated by blogs, or WCMS websites can increase the number of subscribers and readers to a site. URL rewriting can be implemented easily—clean URLs without parameters further help in SEO. Some plugins specifically help with website SEO.

There are many other CMS systems available today, following are the most commonly used in 2019.

  • WordPress
  • Monday
  • Wrike
  • Confluence
  • Widen Collective
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Bloomfire
  • Bynder
  • ClubRunner
  • M-Files
  • CoSchedule
  • Logical DOC
  • Spring CM