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CMS Fundamentals

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I hope you've enjoyed CMS Fundamentals and that it has provided you with a starting point in learning more about and using content management systems. By now, you should have a good idea about what type of CMS is right for you, be able to find some candidates and compare them, and feel comfortable with some of the basic terms and principles of content management. I want to leave you with some additional resources that can help you learn more about content management systems and the principles of sound content management. A site that has some great articles about using a CMS would be the cmsmyth.com.
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  1. 2m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. What CMS means for this course
      1m 44s
  2. 22m 52s
    1. What is a CMS?
      2m 47s
    2. The evolution of CMSs
      4m 4s
    3. CMS types
      6m 7s
    4. Basic CMS capabilities
      5m 4s
    5. When is a CMS right for you?
      4m 50s
  3. 1h 23m
    1. Comparing CMSs
      4m 28s
    2. Core features to research
      4m 41s
    3. Commonly overlooked issues
      4m 12s
    4. Properly assessing needs
      4m 39s
    5. Knowing when to seek assistance
      4m 15s
    6. Choosing a CMS for designers
      4m 45s
    7. Choosing a CMS for organizations
      4m 12s
    8. The pros and cons of hosted solutions
      2m 58s
    9. Hosted solution examples
      5m 51s
    10. The pros and cons of open source solutions
      4m 36s
    11. Open source CMS examples
      7m 6s
    12. Proprietary CMSs
      7m 48s
    13. A closer look at Drupal
      5m 7s
    14. A closer look at Joomla!
      4m 0s
    15. A closer look at WordPress
      5m 33s
    16. Resources for comparing CMSs
      9m 2s
  4. 43m 58s
    1. What is an open source CMS?
      3m 4s
    2. What is a LAMP stack?
      2m 53s
    3. What are WebDAV and FTP?
      2m 39s
    4. What is MySQL?
      2m 24s
    5. WYSIWYG editors
      3m 56s
    6. Understanding users, groups, and permissions
      4m 12s
    7. What is metadata?
      5m 19s
    8. Understanding taxonomy
      3m 35s
    9. What is version control?
      4m 23s
    10. What are themes and templates?
      3m 30s
    11. What is SEO?
      4m 42s
    12. What are web analytics?
      3m 21s
  5. 36m 31s
    1. Content management as a process
      4m 38s
    2. Properly defining roles
      5m 3s
    3. Planning a content strategy
      4m 1s
    4. The importance of taxonomy
      5m 7s
    5. Controlling content lifecycle
      6m 22s
    6. Challenges for CMS migrations
      3m 45s
    7. Steps for migrating content
      4m 16s
    8. Avoiding distractions
      3m 19s
  6. 2m 24s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 24s

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CMS Fundamentals
3h 11m Beginner Apr 06, 2011

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In CMS Fundamentals, James Williamson defines content management systems (CMSs) and explains their role in web site development. The course demonstrates the different CMS solutions available today, including WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla; reviews CMS terminology and best practices; and shows how to develop a content management strategy. Guidelines are also included for evaluating a potential CMS, whether hosted or self-hosted, open source or proprietary, and choosing a CMS based on a specific need or focus.

Topics include:
  • Defining and understanding a CMS
  • Understanding taxonomy
  • Assessing an organization or company's needs
  • Comparing content management systems
  • Planning a content strategy
  • Controlling content lifecycle
  • Migrating between CMSs
  • Understanding users, groups, and permissions
  • Using web analytics
Subjects:
Web CMS Web Foundations
Author:
James Williamson

Additional resources

I hope you've enjoyed CMS Fundamentals and that it has provided you with a starting point in learning more about and using content management systems. By now, you should have a good idea about what type of CMS is right for you, be able to find some candidates and compare them, and feel comfortable with some of the basic terms and principles of content management. I want to leave you with some additional resources that can help you learn more about content management systems and the principles of sound content management. A site that has some great articles about using a CMS would be the cmsmyth.com.

This is a blog put together by some content management system consultants, and it really does feature a great set of articles on proper strategies for using CMSs, different CMS reviews. It's a great place to go get some information on the theory behind using CMSs. Another CMS news-related blog is cmscritic.com. This is a nice site for keeping track of what's going on with different CMSs, new releases, new updates, and new platforms. If you're part of a larger organization or corporation, cmsreport.com does a great job tracking larger CMSs or enterprise-level CMSs and giving you news on what's going on in those communities and articles and advice on using them, signing up for them, or working with different vendors.

So this is a site that has a lot of resources for you, especially if you're part of a larger organization. Cmswire.com is probably the standard of all CMS-related blogs. This is a great site for learning about the latest news in terms what's going on with CMSs. They have a software directory where you can go search and find for CMSs. They have reviews on CMSs. It's been covering the CMS market for a long time, so if you want to come and learn more about content management systems, this is definitely a site that you need to bookmark. Of course we have some fantastic titles or some of the most popular content management systems right here in the lynda.com online training library.

These titles are great for giving you more in-depth information or in giving you the training you need to learn how to use the CMS that you've selected. Be sure to explore the lynda.com online training library for the full range of CMS-related titles. Well, that's it for CMS fundamentals. I hope you've enjoyed this title and I hope that you've gotten a solid foundation which will allow you go deeper into the world of content management systems. For everyone here at lynda.com, I am James Williamson and I'll see you in my next title.

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