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CMS stands for content management system. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of having a content management system, how to choose the best content management system for your business or content website, and how to properly install a CMS like WordPress.
CMS or content management system is a software platform that helps you publish and organize content for websites. CMS allows you to write, publish content, add visuals, create webpages and manage all your files in a single user-friendly interface. In addition, content management system has the option to design and customize the look and feel of a website, upload pre-built templates, and tailor the overall user experience to your online business needs.
Content management system helps you better organize and manage website content. Simply put, CMS is a digital organizer for your website’s online asset. Without an effective filing system, the sear volume of landing pages and images being uploaded to a website over time could become overwhelming and chaotic.
WordPress.org is the most popular Open Source content management system. It is intuitive, user-friendly, and best of all – it is free! Our website statusfocus.com runs on WordPress CMS. It is the overall best content management system we recommend for businesses and content creators building their first website.
WordPress CMS powers almost half of the websites out there on the internet. It is easy to learn for beginners and has the flexibility as well as the scalability to create a variety of different websites, such as e-commerce stores, membership communities, or blogs.
You can build a WordPress website without coding or website development skills, which significantly reduces the learning curve, saves time, and cuts down on cost.
WordPress CMS automatically sets up in WPEngine. It is one of the best hosting providers for the content management system. WordPress is ideal for beginners because it is a straightforward and user-friendly platform for building a website. You can start a business website or blog quickly by creating navigation, adding pages, and filling them in with content that will update in real-time.
Resources and support are abundant for WordPress. You want to choose a content management system that is widely adopted so that you can easily find information or help when needed. There is a large community of contributors who develop plug-ins for the CMS. Today there are more than 45,000 plug-ins and counting. Most of them are free!
Beware of the difference between “WordPress.org” and “WordPress.com.” When you Google “WordPress,” the first organic listing is “WordPress.com,” which is a hosting service provider (this is not a CMS.) The second organic listing, “WordPress.org,” is where you can find the free CMS.
WordPress automatically comes installed with WPEngine hosting service. So all you have to do is log into your WPEngine account to access WordPress. We will walk you through the step-by-step guide on how to install WordPress in WPEngine in the next lesson.
Follow these steps to access the WordPress admin panel so you can install a template, set up navigation, and start publishing content.
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