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A content management system (CMS) is computer software used to create, edit, manage, and publish content in a consistently organized fashion.[1] CMSs are frequently used for storing, controlling, versioning, and publishing industry-specific documentation such as news articles, operators' manuals, technical manuals, sales guides, and marketing brochures. The content managed may include computer files, image media, audio files, electronic documents, and Web content. For other uses, see Content (disambiguation). ... This article is about computer files and file systems in general terms. ... Look up image in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An audio file format is a file format for storing audio data on a computer system. ... Electronic document means any computer data (other than programs or system files) that are intended to be used in their computerized form, without being printed (although printing is usually possible). ... I just want to try This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

A CMS may support the following features:

  • identification of all key users and their content management roles;
  • the ability to assign roles and responsibilities to different content categories or types;
  • definition of workflow tasks for collaborative creation, often coupled with event messaging so that content managers are alerted to changes in content (For example, a content creator submits a story, which is published only after the copy editor revises it and the editor-in-chief approves it.);
  • the ability to track and manage multiple versions of a single instance of content;
  • the ability to publish the content to a repository to support access to the content (Increasingly, the repository is an inherent part of the system, and incorporates enterprise search and retrieval.);
  • separation of content's semantic layer from its layout (For example, the CMS may automatically set the color, fonts, or emphasis of text.).


A workflow is a reliably repeatable pattern of activity enabled by a systematic organization of resources, defined roles and mass, energy and information flows, into a work process that can be documented and learned. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Enterprise Search is the practice of identifying and enabling specific content across the enterprise to be indexed, searched, and displayed to authorized users. ... Bold and Boldface redirect here. ...

Web content management systems

A Web content management system is a CMS designed to simplify the publication of Web content to Web sites, in particular allowing content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files. A web content management system is content management system software implemented as a web application used for creating and managing HTML content. ... A web content management system is content management system software implemented as a web application used for creating and managing HTML content. ... I just want to try This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... HTML, an initialism of HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. ... This article is about the computer terms. ...


  1. ^ What is a Content Management System, or CMS?. Retrieved on 2008-05-18.

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See also

A Semantic Wiki is a Wiki that has an underlying model of the knowledge described in its pages beyond structured structrued text and hyperlinks. ... Digital Asset Management consists of tasks and decisions surrounding ingesting, annotating, cataloguing, storage and retrieval of digital assets, such as digital photographs, animations, videos and music. ... A document management system (DMS) is a computer system (or set of computer programs) used to track and store electronic documents and/or images of paper documents. ... Enterprise content management (ECM) is the technologies used to capture, store, preserve and deliver content and documents and content related to organizational processes. ... This is a list of notable content management systems that are used to organize and facilitate collaborative content creation. ...

External links

  • CMS Tester - CMS News, Reviews and Listings
  • CMS Matrix - CMS comparison tool
  • AIIM - The ECM Association - Non-profit organization, providing resources related to all variations of Content Management systems (ECM, WCM, CMS, Enterprise, CMS, 2.0, etc.)
  • CMS Ratings - Open source CMS Ratings

  Results from FactBites:
Content-Management-System – Wikipedia (556 words)
Ein Autor kann ein solches System auch ohne Programmier- oder HTML-Kenntnisse bedienen.
Der darzustellende Informationsgehalt wird in diesem Zusammenhang als Content (Inhalt) bezeichnet.
Statische Systeme legen jede Webseite statisch in einer Datenbank oder als Datei ab.
Content management system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (577 words)
A content management system is sometimes a web application used for managing websites and web content, though in many cases, content management systems require special client software for editing and constructing articles.
As the market evolved, the scope of content management systems broadened, and the term is now used to refer to a range of technologies and techniques, including portal systems, wiki systems, and web-based groupware.
Document imaging systems are also generally considered under the family of general content management.
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