Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Web Content Management System

A Web Content Management System (WCMS) is can be termed as a software system that provides website authoring and administration tools as designed to let users with little understanding and knowledge of web programming or markup languages as to create and then manage the website’s content with rather relative and understandable ease and use. In a Web Content Management System there a database is used for storing content, metadata and other technical peripheral needed by the system. Content in most of the cases is stored as XML so it facilitates reuse and let the flexible presentation options.   

The presentation layer shows the content to Web-site visitors based on a set of templates. The templates many a times happen to be XSLT files. In a WEB CMS there a server side   caching boosting performance is used and this therefore works as best when the WCMS is not changed but re-occur on a regular basis. With respect to capabilities WCMS is a software system being used to have a control over a dynamic collection of Web material  (HTML documents, images and other forms of media). A CMS lets a user with facilities like as the document control, auditing, editing, and timeline management. A WCMS generally has properties like as Automated templates, Scalable expansion, Easily editable content, Scalable feature sets, Web standards upgrades, Workflow management,     Delegation, Document management, Content virtualization, Content syndication and Multilingual characteristics. This way a content management system provides a very reliable and multi featured application online to store and redistribute the content.

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