You can implement the solutions we listed earlier in many different ways. One of the most challenging aspects of evaluating web publishing and content management systems for a particular purpose is that so many different systems can be used to provide solutions, each in its own way and with its own set of capabilities.
The purpose of this section is to describe at a high and relatively detailed level the sort of capabilities that web publishing and content management systems provide. It is from these capabilities that the solutions we described earlier are constructed.
The challenge when summarizing the capabilities provided by web publishing and content management systems is the breadth of the functionality these systems offer. Perhaps the easiest way to approach the subject is to examine the three primary steps of most web publishing and content management processes:
The content is created or acquired.
The content is manipulated, reviewed, and improved.
The content is rendered into publishable format and is presented to the audience.
Most content management systems have some subset of the capabilities covered in the following subsections.
The capabilities in this category are focused on creating and storing content:
The repository is the star of the show for most web content management systems. The content that is eventually stored in pages is stored in ...