How to Integrate Content Management With Content Services
Content services can be considered a hybrid entity of various services and micro-services, embodied in either an independent product package or as separate applications which share common platforms and APIs, and ultimately to serve many diverse audiences and multiple usage scenarios across a company. The most important thing is that the content services offered for a web service can be very complex, but with a small amount of effort, it can be made more manageable and simpler, while also maintaining its ability to cater for a wide variety of audiences.
Content services can be categorized into two broad categories – content delivery and content management. Delivery services include a number of processes which deliver content into a user’s browser; these processes could include indexing of content, syndication of content, and even content delivery through RSS feeds. Meanwhile content management services provide users with the ability to manage and control their content by managing storage and publishing. Content management involves managing user access to their own content, which can include content authorization and deleting user-generated content.
Content management systems generally provide a single, centralized interface for managing content on the web. This interface manages all the necessary steps to maintain the security and integrity of your content; the system also includes the ability to provide data access and integrate social media and other applications such as blogs and news feeds. Content management also provides a standard way of adding content to the system; content is added to a user’s library of content by logging into a user portal or application, then accessing a user dashboard, which shows users and administrators all the content they have published.
Another important thing to consider when using a content management system is the content quality. Most companies use content management software to manage content in a way that ensures that the content is regularly maintained; most software will also automatically publish and maintain the content and ensure that it stays up-to-date. Other content management systems also provide a simple interface which allows users to manage their content, publish, and delete content, and search content, while providing data access and integration with social media and other applications.
As a matter of fact, it is recommended that you create content services from scratch rather than trying to integrate the content management system with content management systems; this is because the former provides users with the ability to manage and manipulate their own content, while the latter is primarily intended to provide the company with a means of managing and publishing content for the enterprise. With content management systems, you also have the option of opting for third-party solutions such as e-commerce portals and mobile apps to further integrate the content in your enterprise.
It is therefore not that difficult to integrate content management systems into your website, however for businesses that need to integrate content management systems with a content delivery mechanism, it becomes even easier. A third-party content management system provider can either provide a custom, open source architecture for an application, or a plug-in framework for a ready-made content management system that integrates seamlessly with any existing website, and the company has to do virtually nothing else. One example of an open source architecture that is already widely used by many content delivery providers is Contentful.