I recently pruchased Site5 hosting, which included Fantastico in it's range of features.
Basically it's a huge marketplace of installatiosn, with CMS's, blogs and forum software as well as shopping facilities and more.
I was pleased to see a huge amount of CMS's there, but then I installed on and was baffled.
CuteNews is a CMS, but it's a simple thing to help you add news easier and be able to let others do it too. The ones on Site5 such as Joomla and PHPNuke were like sites themselves.
So what is a CMS? This has really taken be back, is it an actual site, or just a tool?
All I want is make the news page of the website im going to build, allow my client to log in and post / edit news as he sees fit. Should I use a blog tool for this, because Wordpress is in Fantastico too.
CMS stands for content management system. It basiclaly means that when you want to update something, you can enter it somewhere in a user friendly interface, and it automatically adds it to the design of your site. Rather than you having to truck through all the code and input all the text to the html or wherever.
You might be better of just just Wordpress yes. One of the reasons is, is that Wordpress is a CMS in its own right. A CMS is just a way of managing content. Think of it as a database front end to 'pages' that allows you to edit, delete, publish or arrange documents as you wish. The idea behind a CMS is you can change one thing and don't have to change anything else to incorporate the change.