CMS (Content Management System)

In my previous blog post Learn how to design a website, I promised to be posting relevant tips and update about web developing and designing. In this post, I will be sharing important tips about designing and hosting your website without any coding knowledge, yes I mean no coding at all!.

I briefly talked about WYSWYG (what you see is what you get) websites in my previous post, this website are pre-designed templates and themes, some are free while some are up for purchase, but either one you dont have to code or your coding will just be to add your own styles and looks. Basically, WYSWYG websites are rapidly replacing the hand coding system, since you spend lesser time to get your website done, its easier to maintain, no complex coding, you dont have to worry about setting your links or editing your images, theses ready made themes and templates already have their styles and settings, WYSWYG websites are generally hosted and created by CMS (Content Management System).

It sounds cool and easy right?, yes it really is but for you to get the best out of these WYSWYG templates, you must be able to add your own styles, some of these templates might come with some unneccessary "div" or you might just want to add some contents or remove some styles in the template you dont like or that seems irrelevant, that's why before you start using these WYSWYG templates from CMS websites like Joomla, Wordpress, Weebly, Blogger, Drupal and many more it is advisable and recommended you understand some basic web programming language like HTML and CSS.

You can google search about any of these CMS (Content Management System) sites or click any of these links Joomla, Drupal, Joomla Free Website, Wordpress Free Blog/Website design, Wordpress themes, Wordpress download. As I mentioned above, it is recommended before using any WYSWYG template for your blog or website design you understand some coding basics because it will help you in understanding some likely terms you will come accross e.g. hover, footer, header, button, nav, header, section, links etc. it will be much easier for you also to remove any unnecessary styles and content in the CMS theme or template.

Although I will still be posting intensive tips on each of these CMS because each one of them has some differences in their dashboard settings and plugins. There are also some features you will have to learn like adding likes to your posts, sharing your post on social websites, adding feedback forms, contact forms, subscribing visitors to newsletters, creating pages, categories, posts, adding comments etc. the beauty of WYSWYG websites is you can customize your website the same way you use a word processor like MS word, all the tools you need are available on the dashbord.

To make it much more easier to understand, I will be posting tips and tutorials exclusively on each of these CMS one after the other, it will be interesting and every time you spend learning it will be worth it, it's free so atleast you got nothing to lose.

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