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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.
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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