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Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 by Matt Butcher

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What are Content Management Systems For?

We have already seen that there are many different content management systems. But why are there so many? One answer to this question is that different CMSs have different purposes. There are three different target areas that CMSs address:

  • Target medium
  • Target size
  • Target model

Target Medium

Typically, a content management system will be designed to handle some particular kind of content, which is usually dictated by the medium that the CMS is targeting. For example, if the target medium is a print publication, then the type of content that the CMS can handle usually consists of images, formatted text, etc.

However, if the target medium is the Web, the CMS would be organized so that it can help prepare content ...

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