Content management systems are growing in its significance and popularity due to its ease-of use and the way they have revolutionized the way websites are created. Blogs, on the other hand, are gaining prominence with the increased habit of writing online. Many consider Content management system as an umbrella term, including everything from a website, blog, forum within it. There are online site builder and web editors apart from this.
Choosing CMS Over Standalone Site Builder
Sometime back, people used to design websites on their computer before transferring to the internet. This had to be done by downloading the offline version of site builder and then start designing the website. This methodology will be more of a designing, rather than that of developing. With a CMS, this task is now made much easier with templates and plug-ins. The quality of the final output also has improved greatly.
Increased Usage Of Web Logs (blog)
Blogging software for the most part is considered as a subset of CMS software. They are mostly like the Content management system except that they have fewer features since they are designed primarily for only writing articles. Nowadays, though, the features of some blogging software have increased to such an extent that they should probably be considered as a full fledged CMS. Because of this very reason of increased features is that the number of bloggers and blogs have increased.
Which Will Suit You Best?
A business definitely needs a website, but a person may not exactly need a website, but could even have his purpose served through a blog. So, for choosing between a blog and CMS, one must first get clarity on what he plans to do with the website/blog by answering these questions. Will you be adding new pages to your website regularly? Will you be working with many different computers? Do you want total control over the appearance of your website? Do you want your users to have their own member pages? Does your website have multiple authors?
If the answer to all these questions is YES, then you ought to go for a CMS and website. If some answers are yes and some no, then choose between a CMS and blog for yourself. For newcomers, it will be best to start with an offline web editor, which makes designing easier to grasp. Afterwards, you shall go for a CMS or blogging software.
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