Content management

A web content management system (CMS) is a tool to allow content authors who are inexperienced in writing code to still author content to a website through the use of a graphical user interface. Aside from the main functionality of organizing website content, a CMS also typically includes functions to delegate different user permissions to varying user roles.

The following web content management systems have been approved for organizational website use:

VCU specific checklist

Content Management

  • All websites requiring a content management system where multiple users are editing the content will be required to use an approved content management platform.
  • A link to “Direct Edit” mode of your site must be included in the footer of every page.
  • All navigation links should use native CMS tags, so that only external links are hardcoded; users should be able to navigate your website within Preview mode or Direct Edit mode without getting pushed out to an external domain.
  • All CMS templates should be modularized to include configurable global header and footer sections.