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CMS choice and ease of use?
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Our most difficult challenge as we continue to search for a CMS is finding something that's going to make editing a relatively easy experience (with training, of course) for our less technical users…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Takahashi Nov 9, 2011.

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Juliana Perry replied to Artur Charukhchyan's discussion Wordpress setup advice needed
"The WP edu list may also be of use to you. http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-edu https://wordpress.org/showcase/tag/education/ shows a range of educational sites; some are higher ed sites using WordPress as their CMS; others are less…"
Oct 21, 2014
Juliana Perry replied to Beth Hastings's discussion Site search engine suggestions?
"We've found the paid Google Custom Search to be decent, although I'm not thrilled with Google's customer support-- no phone support, the quality of ticket responses has been mixed, and there was no migration tool or guide (or coherent…"
Jul 30, 2013
Juliana Perry replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Higher-ed Project Management...Podio? 5pm? Basecamp? Something else?
"We really like TeamworkPM as well! I like Basecamp for simple projects, but it couldn't handle task dependencies well, and lacked some other features we wanted. TeamworkPM was a good option in terms of having a lot of features and flexibility…"
Feb 28, 2013
Juliana Perry replied to stoker's discussion Alternative Search Engine
"I'd be interested to hear about other options. We're expecting to transition to Google Site Search since the Mini will no longer be supported, but I'm wondering if anyone else is making a viable search appliance similar to the…"
Nov 15, 2012
Juliana Perry replied to Mike Guerdon's discussion edUI Conference
"I'm attending! I'll be presenting "What the !$#% Was This Plugin for Anyway?! Maintaining a Sustainable WordPress Multisite Install" on Monday, actually.  Looking forward to meeting some of you all there, -Juliana"
Jul 19, 2012
Juliana Perry replied to jenn shurkus's discussion WordPress Training in New England
"One of my coworkers and I attended WordCamp Philly this year and it was definitely legit and helpful. I found that knowledge of WordPress MU/Multisite varied (there were folks who definitely didn't understand that, say, editing a theme to tweak…"
Feb 28, 2012
Mike Takahashi replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"Idealware also has a very in-depth and informative white paper that reviews and compares the following CMS platforms: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone. It's a little outdated now, but will give you a good grasp of these…"
Nov 9, 2011
Scott B. Barnett replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"Excellent analysis.  Contribute is medieval.  Yet any system requires some level of user knowledge and I agree that rather than expanding a pool of editors because a system allows for it, you should be rethinking who really needs to touch…"
Sep 20, 2011
Jay Massey replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"David, Thanks from me too on the LiveWhale info.  I will add it to my list of prospective CMSs. Jay"
Sep 13, 2011
David McKelvey replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"Juliana,   In the educational CMS space, I’d recommend that you take a look at LiveWhale: http://www.livewhale.com/   Out of the box, it is designed to be easy to use for non-frequent users, and if you have a few people like I do…"
Sep 13, 2011
Jay Massey replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"You may find this link helpful, I know I am! Compare Content Management Systems http://www.cmsmatrix.org     Jay"
Sep 13, 2011
Kris Martin-Baker replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"Whichever you select will end up being usable by those editors who a) are reasonably comfortable with technology and b) use it a lot and get used to how it works. Letting everyone edit who wants to leads to constant hand-holding and is a severe time…"
Sep 13, 2011
Gregory Hernandez replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"My suggestion: Sitefinity (www.sitefinity.com) by Telerik, Inc. It has a lot to empower your 90+ people as well as yourself."
Sep 11, 2011
Jay Massey replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"Michael, Why only OmniUpdate and dotCMS?  Why not Drupal? Jay"
Sep 7, 2011
Nathan White replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"Hi Juliana -    Not sure if you've moved forward with a decision, but I'd encourage you to consider Reason CMS in your search. Reason is an open source PHP/MySQL based CMS built at Carleton College and currently used by a handful…"
Sep 7, 2011
Michael Fienen replied to Juliana Perry's discussion CMS choice and ease of use?
"<warning>I'm about to sound elitest and utopian</warning> Why? I am a firm believer in doing less better, and I have yet to see a school that has ever really excelled at "put[ting] a lot of content on the web." It sounds…"
Jul 5, 2011

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