Content Management System Software, otherwise known as Web publishing systems, is a computer application used to manage the workflow related to content publishing. Content Management System (CMS) is used for storing, controlling, versioning and publishing documents such as articles, technical manuals, sales guides and marketing brochures. The advantage of content management system in Web sites is that it helps manage the content of a Web site from a server than uploading it from local editors such as FrontPage and Dreamweaver. It allows you to work from a basic Web site design, so it is easy to add, edit and delete contents.
Content Management System consists of a huge database, file system and related software required to store and manage huge loads of data. In contrast to typical databases, CMS can index text, audio clips, video clips or images. The use of CMS simplifies the job of Web site developers. With this, it has become easier to publish contents online. They also allow non-technical authors and editors to contribute information to the Web site via graphical user interface (GUI).
CMS is a boon to large organizations that handle huge amount of data for collaborative purposes. With CMS, these organizations can make the data available to employees, customers and business partners across the world via different applications such as ecommerce systems or Customer relationship management (CRM) software. This allows companies to define workflow tasks for collaborative creation of contents. CMS can also track and manage multiple versions of a single instance of content. It separates the content’s semantic layer from the layout and automatically set color, font or other features of the text so that publishers can add, modify or delete content without worrying about the basic layout.
DotNetNuke (DNN) is a popular form of content management system software available today. DotNetNuke is an open source framework written in VB.NET for the ASP.NET framework. DNN CMS is highly extensible and customizable through a set of skins and modules. Working with DotNetNuke CMS does not require any expert knowledge in ASP.NET. DotNetNuke CMS solutions are highly flexible. With the help of dozens of modules and skins available in DNN, Web site designers can create compelling applications such as blogs, e-commerce applications, photo galleries, email forms, site registration, RSS news feeds, and more.