Russ Danner

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Generally speaking there are two main types of Web CMS architectures: coupled and decoupled. Coupling refers to the relationship between the authoring tools and content delivery of your live site. In a coupled system, the underlying store for content serves both authoring and delivery. Authoring capabilities are part of the live delivery system, but are only available to those who have permissions. In a coupled system, the process of making content live is typically a matter of setting a flag in the database. The classic example of a coupled CMS architecture is a blog engine. A decoupled system by contrast is one that puts authoring and delivery in separate applications and, potentially, on separate infrastructure. In a decoupled system, the process of making content live is done through a publishing mechanism where content is pushed from the authoring platform (and ... (more)