Criteria and Candidates for CMS Selection

The Refresh team’s been working on our criteria for selecting a content management system (CMS) for Web Central, and have a draft that we’d like to share.

We’ve scoped our goals fairly conservatively: the CMS we are looking to implement will serve core pages within the www.utexas.edu directory structure, and is not intended to be a enterprise CMS solution for campus.  By keeping our focus tight, we hope to quickly implement a solution that will serve the core pages of Web Central by next year.

Our initial candidates for CMS selection are:

  • DjangoCMS
  • Drupal
  • ExpressionEngine
  • Joomla!
  • Oracle Universal Content Management System (OUCMS)
  • Plone
  • WordPress

We’ll be doing an initial review of these systems and then choosing a short list of finalists for deeper analysis.

We welcome your feedback on our criteria and candidates, and will consider in our revisions any input submitted by September 28th.



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