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  CMS 101

A Content Management System, or CMS, provides an interface to add or change content without having to go into the site code.

Summary

WordPress is a Content Management System, or CMS. This means that you are able to manage your content using the WordPress interface—outside the coding environment, without learning HTML.We see an example in the browser’s inspector tool of what it would be like to change the title of a post in html, and then an example of updating the title in the WordPress dashboard.<?php the_title() ?> is the function which says, “Go into the database and find the title that belongs to this post.” This way, every post shares one set of code, known as a template. Content is pulled into the page based on the query seen in the URL. Themes are used to re-skin the appearance of content.

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