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Content Management System

Content Management System. Information Session. Discussion Summary. CMS Overview Demonstration CMS Migration Decision Criteria Information Resources. McMaster University. McMaster Web History. Centrally managed web services Moved to distributed web services

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Content Management System

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  1. Content Management System Information Session

  2. Discussion Summary • CMS Overview • Demonstration • CMS Migration Decision Criteria • Information Resources McMaster University

  3. McMaster Web History • Centrally managed web services • Moved to distributed web services • Current web services difficult to manage as they are spread over a large support base History Overview - McMaster University

  4. Past/Current Setup *Each group required its own hardware, hardware technicians,web admins, and development tools. Tools required by all content providers. History Overview - McMaster University

  5. Future Setup with CMS *CIS manages server hardware, and hardware technicians.Each group has a web admin and one set of development tools. Content providers may edit content directly through the internet. History Overview - McMaster University

  6. What is a CMS? • Tool to manage website content • Depository for information How does it work? • Data from content providers is stored in a central database, not static HTML CMS Overview - McMaster University

  7. What is our CMS? • Ektron eMPower • Requires a Cold Fusion application server • Requires an Internet Explorer web plugin for content editors • Utilizes an extension plugin for Dreamweaver • Find more details at www.ektron.com CMS Overview - McMaster University

  8. CMS Workflow • Web administrator designs webpage template • Web administrator adds eMPower CMS tags called “content blocks” to webpage template using CMS • Web administrator positions content blocks in webpage using Dreamweaver • Content provider logs in, updates content block, and logs out CMS Overview - McMaster University

  9. CMS DEMO • Request a trial account Demo - McMaster University

  10. CMS Licensing • One license allows unlimited installations per parent domainie. http://www.mcmaster.ca,http://www.mcmaster.ca/cis,http://www.mcmaster.ca/... all one license • Limited number of URLs based on “vanity licensing”ie. http://faculty1.mcmaster.ca, http://faculty2.mcmaster.ca CMS Considerations - McMaster University

  11. Things to Consider • Who is the administrator and/or how many do we have? • Current and desired URL of the website • Web applications running on current system, can we switch? • Is the whole faculty/department moving? CMS Considerations - McMaster University

  12. Making the Switch • Request a demo site from ways@mcmaster.ca or webmaster@mcmaster.ca • Attend administration training session • Develop your site • Migrate your site to the production server CMS Considerations - McMaster University

  13. CMS Information • Steve Way xt. 24170 – ways@mcmaster.caWeb Services Analyst for McMaster • Faculty/department Web administrator • Ektron Homepage http://www.ektron.com • McMaster CMS FAQ http://www.mcmaster.ca/cis/cms • DailyNews http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca Information Resources - McMaster University

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