Content Management System(CMS):
A Content Management System (CMS) is a software tool that provides functionalities for managing content, such as creating, editing, deleting, and publishing content. The main goal of a CMS is to offer a user interface for building and editing website content.
A CMS offers users, whether technical or non-technical, the flexibility to modify content without requiring knowledge of internal programming. Here are some points that differentiate CMS from a Framework:
A CMS is a pre-built system that enables quick addition/modification of content.
It provides basic functionality and is suitable for a large number of websites with similar features.
- Ready-made themes are available to change the layout and functionalities.
- Ready-to-use plugins are available to add advanced functionalities.
- Some advanced customization or slow customization options may be restricted.
- Changing the code for certain functionalities can be difficult.
- Professional or enterprise CMS solutions can be expensive.
A Framework is a collection of libraries used to build applications. A library consists of functions used for specific functionalities. It serves as a skeleton on which you can combine pieces to develop an application. Here are some characteristics of a Framework:
- It is a powerful development tool and is suitable for sites with unique functionalities.
- It offers flexibility, security, and ease of development and customization.
- Numerous ready-to-use API libraries are available.
- There are no restrictions on customisation.
- Making changes to the code is easy.
- Widely used coding standards are employed.
- Performance issues can be easily addressed.
- Frameworks are not expensive in the long run, although they may require an initial investment.