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Why Do You Need A Web Content Management System?

This is part of a series of educational blog posts aimed at de-mystifying some of the essential steps required for anyone to get a web site. In this post we will address Web Content Management Systems. We will follow the same What?-Why?-How? format for this blog.

Do you have a web site? If so, can you manage the content of your web site yourself? If your answer is yes, that is superb. If your answer is no, you need to seriously consider getting a content management system for your web site.

WHAT - What is a Web Content Management System?

A web content management system is an application that lets you add, change or delete the content of your web site. Most web content management systems allow you to edit the text, remove images, place images etc. They also let you format the text on your site. Say for example, you want to make a piece of text bold or italic or underlined. Your content management system will allow you to do such things.

Also, most web content management systems offer WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) editors. What this means is that the page you see on the editor is what you will see on the web site.

Wikipedia has an excellent article on Web Content Management System. Click here to read that article.

WHY - Why do I need a Web Content Management System?

Nothing can be more frustrating than having to depend exclusively on a third party to manage the content of your web site. That is exactly why you need a content management system for your web site. Depending on someone else to edit the content of your site is inefficient and ineffective. It takes more time to get the updates done and also the third party might make mistakes while making the edits on your web site. Get a content management system and get the power to edit the content of your site in your hands.

HOW - How do I get a Web Content Management System?

If you are in the market looking for someone to develop a web site for you, make sure you hire someone who can provide you with a content management system along with your new web site. Make this a must (versus nice-to-have) requirement. If you already have a web site you can hire someone to install a content management system for you. If you are technically savvy you can download one of the open source content management systems available on the web and install it to manage the content of your site.

When you create your own website using us we will give you a powerful Content Management Tool. Using this tool you will be able to update your web site (blog included) from a web browser from any where. You could be in another continent. As long as you have access to a web browser you can edit your site. Using this tool you can also, manage photos/images on your site. You can upload photos/images to your site with great ease using this tool. Once photos/images are uploaded you can simply drag and drop them to place them exactly where you want on the page. It is noteworthy that our Web Content Management Tool uses a WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. This gives you the power to format your pages with much ease.

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