And I'm not saying that because I have been using them for over 10 years, but because I've found that for many situations (not all, but many) a CMS makes a site more manageable. But if you have never used a CMS before, you might feel a bit intimidated. Luckily, Bill Powell, the CMS Guide for About.com has an article to help you get started with CMS: Getting Started with a CMS.
Learn More: Do You Need CMS?
- Does Your Website Have a Content Management Problem?
- Overcoming Resistance to Content Management
- What issues did you have with installing and using a CMS?
- A Closer Look at Content Management Systems
- What is Content Management, Really?
What's Your Favorite CMS?
I have tried out a bunch of them, from corporate level CMS tools like TeamSite to blog tools that have become full-fledged CMS like WordPress. I've also built a couple from scratch as well as used tools like Joomla! and Drupal. Right now, I think my favorite is probably WordPress, because there are so many pre-built plugins that I can just load up when I need something new. But I often find myself fiddling with it so much that it makes sense to stick with my home grown solutions just because I know they do exactly what I need. What do you use? Reply below in the comments.