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Beginning Backdrop CMS by Todd Tomlinson

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© Todd Tomlinson 2016

Todd Tomlinson, Beginning Backdrop CMS, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1970-6_1

1. Introduction to Backdrop CMS

Todd Tomlinson

(1)Tigard, Oregon, USA

This chapter provides a basic overview of what a content management system (CMS) is, how Backdrop CMS fills the role of a CMS, the major building blocks of Backdrop, and how to create content on your new Backdrop-based web site.

Content Management Systems

In its simplest form, a CMS is a software package that provides tools for authoring, publishing, and managing the content on a web site. Content includes anything from a news story, a blog post, a video, or a photograph, to a podcast, an article, or a description of a product you are selling. In more general terms, content is any combination ...

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