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The Web Content Management Evaluation Working Group has evaluated a number of Web content management software packages and narrowed the field to two final candidates that are being considered to supplement UW-Milwaukee's current CommonSpot web content management services.
The final candidates and Drupal and WordPress.
To assist in selecting a single recommendation, the Web Content Management Evaluation Working Group will be holding demonstrations of the final candidates to gather feedback and take questions.
Web Content Management Demonstration Sessions
Demonstrations of Drupal and WordPress have been scheduled for the following dates:
2/20/2013 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Union 191
3/5/2013 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Union 191
Please note: Demonstration sessions will be recorded (audio/video), including feedback, questions and answers. Recordings will be made available to members of UWM, for the benefit of those who can not attend the demonstration sessions.
The agenda for both demonstration sessions is as follows:
10 min Introduction, context, objectives.
30 min Drupal demonstration.
30 min WordPress demonstration.
20 min Feedback, questions and answers.
Drupal and WordPress demonstrations will include creation of web pages, incorporation of formatted text content, images, tabular data, and documents (e.g. PDFs), management of web forms and form submission results, management of navigation, management of website designs/branding, and display of website content on mobile devices. Ad hoc demonstrations will be taken by request, as time allows.
Web Development/Technical Open Session
A discusion of topics of particular interest to web developers and technical staff has been scheduled for the following date:
3/6/2013 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Sabin 394
This session assumes familiarity with Drupal, WordPress and website/application development at the code level. Individuals not familiar with Drupal and WordPress are strongly encouraged to attend a web content management demonstration session prior to the web development/technical open session.
The agenda for the web development/technical open session will be open. Whereas the web content management demonstration sessions will focus on content management and publication activities, the developer/technical open session will delve into the technical architectures of Drupal and WordPress and will include ad hoc demonstrations and exploration on topics of specific interest to campus web developers, advanced content authors and other technical staff.