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The Advantage of Using a CMS

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A CMS, short for Content Management System, is a complete system that allows you to run a website or a blog with very little programming knowledge. Some example of well known CMS’s are WordPress and Drupal. Here are a few advantages of using a CMS:

Easy Installation

Most web hosting providers have direct one click installation support for most CMS. There will be some form quick install option in the control panel. From there select the CMS and within minutes it will be installed and ready for use.

Easy Customization

Most basic customization on a CMS is very easy. If the look and feel are not to your liking, there are plenty of commercial and free themes which can be applied. Themes cover everything from page structures to fonts and colors. In some cases all you need to do is upload a logo and everything else can be selected from the theme panel.

Advanced customization is also easier than developing your own website. In this respect, there are thousands of tutorials online on how to customize your theme in ways that it does not currently support.


A CMS is maintained by a group of developers. One of the aspects of maintaining these is to ensure that security vulnerabilities are addressed. By using a popular CMS, you guarantee that security issues will be addreseds and will only involve installing an update.