Benefits of Content Management Software for Bloggers

CMS (Content Management Software)Running a successful blog requires much more than publishing engaging posts. Many blog owners oversee their staff of contributors, run their own ad campaigns, and manage the blog’s general direction and layout. It can be a highly rewarding pursuit, but one that requires considerably more work than simply churning out content. For publishing posts, uploading pictures, and accomplishing the basic tasks of a blogger, tools like WordPress do the job and then some.

What some users are unaware of is that WordPress, Joomla, and other blog-based site builders are technically classified as content management systems, which are essentially software that enable publication, editing, and modification of content. When describing content management software, using an example like WordPress offers the most clarity for those unfamiliar with the terminology.

In fields like music production or graphic editing, many users do not resort to simply one program to fulfill their needs. A similar practice is often applied in blogging. While CMS like WordPress will do the job for most, utilizing additional content management software can offer a number of benefits for growing blogs that enlist contributors and are active in marketing campaigns:

Staff and contributor management

WordPress offers the option for contributors to create an account and login to the blog’s dashboard, where they can write a post and submit it for approval. However, in terms of detailed correspondence with staff, head bloggers are often given two options: correspond via e-mail / forums, or implement additional content management software.

With records management and universalized workflow, content management software like Contentverse allows seamless collaboration with a blog’s staff and contributors. Collaborative writing projects, like a cumulative list, are fully customizable.

Head bloggers can set up a queue, where the project automatically sends to the next user in line once the previous user is finished with their specific assignment. For posts that benefit from multiple authors, content management software is the best source for staff collaboration.

Reactionary bulletins to gauge user reception

Even the most accomplished blogs are constantly seeking ways to improve user experience via a multitude of methods like layout changes, plugin implementation, and tonal shifts. Before launching these shifts abruptly to the public, consultation with trusted staff members and consultants can be accomplished easily via content management software.

Links, photos, and hundreds of file types can be shared seamlessly, and users on the other end won’t even have to download additional software to view them. Most quality content management software has the ability to recognize and open most major file types.

Temporary server during downtime

Site downtime happens to even the best of them. Even if a blog’s visitors have to wait for the downtime to cease, that doesn’t mean the blog’s staff has to sit idle. If they’re reliant on a site-hosted format like forums to correspond with one another, then they’ll be out of luck when the site goes down. However, if they correspond via additional content management software – which is almost always hosted off-site – then the downtime won’t affect their work.

The staff can proceed with assignments as tech works to prepare the site, saving hours and perhaps days of work. In addition to offering universal workflow, quick file indexing, and seamless collaboration, content management software can save valuable time for a staff of

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  1. Nice articlevery helpful and informative post for me thanks for share article.
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  2. Tauseef Alam says:

    To be a blogger, it is not required to be a techie. CMS make it easy for bloggers to manage their site easily and focus more on blogging and less on managing website.
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  3. I didn’t recognize these things since there are many benefits for bloggers like things mentioned above.

  4. AndresJames says:

    The intention is to create brand awareness, customer loyalty and trust or to make sales directly. This form of online marketing involves sending emails with the specific purpose of conveying a commercial message.

  5. CSM usage makes life easier but unless and until one has the information, the use of CMS is never done. Thus, a great article to spread the message. Necessary

  6. Thanks for the information. joomla support multiple functionality and it also offers lots of great features. Compare to other cms, by using joomla we can easily manage large scale websites. By go through this info, i got some idea about blogging.

  7. Tested a lot of CMS: drupal, joomla, umbraco and others. 90% of my sites run using WordPress. In the “CMS competition game” I think WP goes first. Thanks

  8. Hi, I always use WordPress as my CMS and it gives a lot of new features and updates on frequent basis.

    Thanks for the kind words.

  9. Thanks Mike Mineo for sharing the article. There are many benefits. I think that it will help me a lot in managing contacts. I like it very much. once again thanks for sharing such a important information.

  10. Using a content management System like WordPress can improve the productivity of business as well as save plenty of time so that we can focus more on the content rather than managing it . Thanks for sharing the information.

    -Pramod

    • But choosing a proper content management system is a very crucial decision. Starter does not have proper knowledge regarding the pros and cons of any CMS and most of the time they select any CMS based on recommendation.

  11. Thanks, guys! Happy to share these tips :)

  12. Really nice overview of CMS and WordPress in particular. It seems that the power of these platforms lies in the ability to set up a robust, flexible process to manage content and posting. Looking forward to reading the next post.

  13. Well, I’m not sure I’d qualify Joomla as a blog based CMS, but WordPress definitely is. It makes life a lot easier when blogging as well, and there’s so many extensions the main problem is making sure you don’t have too many.

    Overall though, I agree. Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. Great post, indeed these are the biggest benefits of using csm.

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