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content management system

A software suite that is used to create and manage documents and websites. The term is generally associated with Web content, but systems are developed to maintain all kinds of information (see document management system).

One of the features of a comprehensive content management system (CMS) versus a basic Web authoring program is its ability to update the entire site when global changes are made, eliminating the tedium of updating each page one at a time. The CMS may allow the Web designer to manage the site from a single console, and it may also provide versioning, which keeps track of all the changes made to each Web page so they can be rolled back if necessary.

The CMS accepts third-party plug-ins that provide functions such as banner advertising, shopping carts, blogs, wikis, newsletters, opinion polls, chat rooms and forums. Over the years, a few Web publishers have custom-coded their own content management systems, but there have been myriad CMS packages available on the market offering quite a variety of different features and approaches. However, as of 2015, the most popular open source CMS platform is WordPress. Joomla! and Drupal come in a distant second and third. See WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! and OSCOM.
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Also CMS software has been used in order to facilitate updating of existing data by programmers.
The typical assumed "pro" for open-source CMS software is the low initial cost, says Bill Rogers, CEO and founder of Ektron, a commercial CMS provider.
No previous computer or web design knowledge is required, as the company's 'Magi-Build' CMS software reportedly handles all the site administration and design automatically.
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Coverage includes standards, foundations, and developments in CMS use and current best practices; the application of theory to CMS environments and how current developments are bridging the gap between current functionality and theory-based design; and defining and designing the next generations of CMS software environment.
To help address the issue of data analysis software quality, NIST developed an Algorithm Testing System for CMS software and provides a Special Test Service through the NIST Calibration Program to assess the uncertainty of CMS software.
A CMS software program can greatly reduce MAC costs by automating tedious aspects, such as tracing complex network and wiring connections.