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Content Management System (CMS)

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A content management system is a pre structured website used to organize and manage documents, articles and many types of content in custom designed way without having to know or worry about coding a website.

CMS as it more commonly called, are managed through the use of a administration control panel that can be accessed through a url specific login on the website.  Through this admin panel the site owner can setup the entire site and even setup users and user levels to monitor and control the access and contributions to the site.

A great example of a CMS site would be an online news service.  Through their own accounts and user settings, writers, journalists, and editors would be able to provide content to the website without having to worry about submissions and editing.  It can all be done through the admin panel.

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