The company I work with is evaluating CMS programs for a client. We know the few we normally work with, but want to extend our reach for this project. Can you recommend a CMS that meets these minimum requirements?
- Workflow – CMS must have a process for creating, approving and publishing content
- Batch content processing (process, delete, publish) – Ability to select multiple content items and alter their state at once
- Ability to easily edit taxonomies, tag content items with terms that relate it to other pieces of content
- Check-in/check-out – Users will be able to lock a piece of content for editing to avoid conflicts, and release the lock when they are finished
- Asset management (text, images, audio, video) allows an enter-once, use in many places feature. Define content types, and allow pages to reference them by type.
- User comments – post comments on approved content types (first placed in moderation queue)
- Easy to use for non-technical users – user interface should be intuitive
Most web projects these days involve moving content from one site to another – typically referred to as content migration. This is a process that is never as simple as it seems it should be, and has bogged down many a web project.
So I am excited by this new free webinar, Take Control of Your Website Migration, offered by CM Professionals.
Website migration expert David Hobbs will discuss some of the essentials of website migrations. He will talk about the various ‘knobs’ you can tweak for a better migration while sitting at the controls. By thinking about these in advance, David will explain how you can improve the quality of your migrations with even less effort. You can also expect fewer surprises, and surprises can quickly derail your project. The knobs of diet, distance, and quality will be explained, both for launch and longer-term success.
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Forrester Research has released a new report to help guide efforts in web content management. The report proposes that the Seven C’s of Web Content Management now include:
- Consumer Behavior
The report is available at no cost.
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