History has a habit of repeating itself. The early CMSs were indeed bespoke. For the most part they were developed out of earlier systems used to manage print content. As such, they were not only expensive, but also cumbersome. Then, around the year 2000 someone discovered that you could save content as records in a database if you simply added the ability to edit the content online and put in some user management and access control; this would mean you have all the essential elements of a dynamic web content management system. Such systems could truly be thought of as software products. The same software was sold to each customer, who configured it to run their own specific website, or perhaps more precisely built their website around the CMS product.
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