What Is a CMS?

Content Management Systems (CMS) - WordPress, Drupal, Joomla
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CMS (content management systems) use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) system to create content for web pages. WYSIWYGs operate much like common word processing programs like Microsoft Word. They usually have text editors that include buttons to format the text and images you input with bold, italics, underline, right, left, and center justification, and much more. There are numerous CMS, but some of the most common ones are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. The common CMS are free to download and use, and there are many free templates available that will give you some options on the look and feel of your website. If you want a website that is unique and does not look like anyone else’s, you will need to design your own theme or hire someone to do it for you. For more info on CMS, go to Wikipedia.