Content Management Systems

CMS options including:

  • Joomla
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Ensemble (Virginia Tech proprietary)

Content Management Systems

Any website can benefit from the use of a content management system (CMS). A CMS increases the speed at which you can get your messaging onto your website, and thus, to your customers. Content can be updated easily by multiple users without any knowledge of HTML or programming. Various levels of permission let you control who can submit new articles or who can change the entire site structure and everything in-between.

A CMS also allows you to use individual pieces of content in multiple locations. When this content is updated, it is updated everywhere.

A CMS can be used to manage workflow. A contributor can submit an article or webpage change, then an editor can review the content, and finally, an editor-in-chief or primary stakeholder can approve the new content to go live to the website. Most importantly, this process can be handled without waiting for your IT team.

Lastly, a CMS allows easy content access and organization. It allows you to quickly manage images, documents, video, and more.

ACI provides setup, support, and training for multiple CMS options including Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, and Ensemble (Virginia Tech proprietary).

Here is a comparison of features:

CMS Joomla WordPress Drupal Ensemble
Language PHP PHP PHP Java, C#
Database MySQL, SQL Server / Windows Azure and PostgreSQL MySQL MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite Oracle, SQL, IBM DB2 UDB
Access Web based Web based Web based Web based
User Types Customizable user levels 10 levels of users Customizable user levels 3 levels of users
Server Environment Linux, Windows UNIX/Linux, OS X, or Windows Unix/Linux  
Server Software Apache, Microsoft IIS Apache, Nginx Apache, Nginx, or Microsoft IIS Oracle, Windows
Add-ons / Modules e-Commerce, Calendar, Blog, Polls, Forms, and more e-Commerce, Calendar, Blog, Polls, Forms, and more e-Commerce, Calendar, Blog, Polls, Forms, and more Custom designed/built
Templates Custom created or purchased Custom created or purchased Custom created, open source, or purchased Using VT's framework
Examples of Projects Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development
Prime Photonics
NRV IP Law
Support and maintenance:
Brush Mountain Data Center
Roanoke Valley Ceremonies
Donoma Software
Support and maintenance:
Mill Mountain Capital
ORIGO
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
Virginia Tech Army ROTC
Support Links joomla.org resources.joomla.org wordpress.org
wordpress.org/support/ codex.wordpress.org/
Main_Page
codex.wordpress.org/
Plugin_Resources
drupal.org/support/ ensemble.cms.vt.edu/
Overview of Benefits joomla.org/about-joomla.html wordpress.org/about drupal.org/about/ ensemble.cms.vt.edu/
benefits/cms-benefits.html

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