In this resource, we unravel the concept of CMS. If you've ever wondered how websites are created, updated, and managed with ease, this is for you. Whether you're a business owner, a blogger, or someone venturing into the world of web design, understanding CMS is essential.
What Does CMS Stand For?
CMS stands for Content Management System. It is part of the back-end of your website that lets you efficiently manage your website. Not all websites will have a CMS. However, it is more common to have a CMS than not.
What Does a CMS Do?
A CMS, put simply, will allow you to log in to your website securely via a web browser and edit certain parts of the site. Working with Paddle Creative, you will specify which parts of the website you would like control over, whether that be certain pages, all text, all text and images or more.
Want more CMS superpowers? This is where the Paddle Creative-built CMS comes into its own. For example, depending on what type of site you have built, you could have access to 'dynamic' pages allowing you to add and remove parts of the site (without fear of breaking it). In addition, pre-defined page templates such as a new blog post, employee, service or location will allow you to add, delete, and update all of this quickly.
A CMS allows you to maintain your website content without the need for a developer to do it each time you need to update straightforward content. This can include several factors depending on how the website and CMS are built but can often have functionality such as allowing you to:
- Add blog posts and other pages
- Edit content, including text and images
- Adjust metadata
- Delete content and pages
- Update testimonials
Does My Website Have a CMS?
What your CMS is capable of depends on what platform your website is built on. At Paddle Creative, all of our websites are built on the Webflow platform, which in our opinion, is the absolute best CMS available. You can find out more about why we love to build Webflow websites here.
You have (or you are getting) a shiny new website from Paddle Creative - step one complete. Your company does what it does better than anyone else in your industry, but what about if you change address or a team member leaves? Unless you update your website, it will soon be out of date.
No fear...you have a CMS if your custom website is built by experts at Paddle Creative.
How Do I Use a CMS?
You may be surprised to discover that using a CMS is surprisingly easy if you use Webflow as your platform of choice. Upon completion and launch of your website, Paddle Creative will, well, 'paddle' with you to ensure you know how to use the CMS and be on hand to assist at all times. In addition, we always provide a bespoke training video with every website showing you how to harness the power of the CMS for your website.
Are you interested in getting a custom website with an easy-to-use CMS? Get in touch now to discover more.