Content Management System - Features and components
Features and components
Enterprise content management system.
An enterprise content management system (ECM) organizes documents, contacts, and records that are related to the organizational processes of an enterprise—i.e., commercial organizations. It serves to manage the enterprise's unstructured information content, rendering the multiplicity of file format and location more manageable. It achieves this goal by streamlining access, eliminating bottlenecks, optimizing security, and maintaining integrity
Component content management system
In a component content management system (CCMS), content is stored and managed at the sub-document or sub-component level for greater content reuse. CCMS has five main functions:
1. Maintaining Security
2. Managing Objects
3. Managing Servers
4. Managing Auditing
5. Maintaining Reports.
Web Content Management System
Web content management (WCM) is a bundled or stand-alone application used to create, manage, store, and deploy content on Web pages. Web content includes text, graphics and photos, video, audio, and code (e.g., for applications) that renders other content or interacts with the user. WCM may also catalog or index content, select or assemble content at runtime, or deliver content to specific visitors in a personalized way, such as in different languages.
Word Press is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system.
Word Press has a web template system using a template processor.
Word Press users may install and switch between themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a Word Press website or installation without altering the informational content. Themes may be installed by using the Word press "Dashboard" administration tool, or by uploading theme folders via FTP. The PHP and HTML code in themes can also be edited for more advanced customizations.
One very popular feature of WordPress is its rich plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its abilities beyond the features that are part of the base install; WordPress has a database of over 18,000 plugins with purposes ranging from SEO to adding widgets.
Widgets are small modules that offer users drag-and-drop sidebar content placement and implementation of many plugins' extended abilities. Widgets offer WordPress developers to add functionality to their site. These small widgets can be used to add functionality such as a slideshow, facebook like box, small news slider etc.
Multi-user and multi-blogging
Prior to WordPress 3.0, WordPress supported one blog per installation, although multiple concurrent copies may be run from different directories if configured to use separate database tables. WordPress Multi-User (WordPress MU, or just WPMU) was a fork of WordPress created to allow multiple blogs to exist within one installation that is able to be administered by a centralized maintainer. WordPress MU makes it possible for those with a website to host their own blogging community, as well as control and moderate all the blogs from a single dashboard. WordPress MU adds eight new data tables for each blog.
WordPress MU merged with WordPress as part of the 3.0 release.
Native applications exist for WebOS, Android, iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) Windows Phone, and BlackBerry which provide access to some of the features in the WordPress Admin panel and work with WordPress.com and many WordPress.org blogs.
Other features of note
WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine-friendly, clean permalink (A permalink (portmanteau of permanent link) is a URL that points to a specific blog or forum entry after it has passed from the front page to the archives) structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; and support for tagging(In information systems, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer, depending on the system.) of posts and articles. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in articles (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes). WordPress also supports the Trackback (it refers is one of three types of link back methods for website authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. This enables authors to keep track of who is linking to their articles.) and Pingback (it is one of three types of linkbacks) standards for displaying links to other sites that have themselves linked to a post or article.
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