CMS stands for Content Management System. It is a web application that allows you to create, edit, and manage content on a web site. A CMS lets you set up a web site quickly and easily. Most content management systems specifically have these features:
A CMS will save you loads of time when building a website. No longer will you have to slave away writing code that someone else has already written. Instead you will use existing code and focus on the content.
Here are some of the most popular systems that also happen to be free:
Joomla is one the most popular and easy to use content management systems on the internet today. It is a derivative of Mambo.
Drupal is an incredibly powerful CMS that has become very popular. It includes advanced features such as SEO, multi-language capability, and a vast array of modules.
ModX is not as popular as most other content management systems but it probably should be. It provides powerful features like search engine optimization and the ability to edit content right from the front-end. It also includes some cool AJAX components.
If you want to give a particular CMS a test run to see how well it works or how it will meet your needs, check out Open Source CMS. Learn more about “CMSs?”. If you want to explore a list of other content management systems, try Wikipedia.Originally posted on Tue Jul 22, 2008