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Beginning django CMS by Nigel George

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CHAPTER 1

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Working with a CMS

In this first chapter we’ll be taking a high-level view of what a content management system (CMS) is and introducing django CMS: a modern content management system based on the Django Framework.

We will start with a very brief history of content management and how digital versions of old paper-based systems have evolved to handle the vast quantities of information that is disseminated across the world every minute of the day.

I will close the chapter with an outline of the contents of this book and a summary of the things you will learn as you go.

A Brief History

Back in the old days of the Internet (10 years ago), ...

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