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What's included in the CMS

The KU Content Management system is based off the open source software Drupal.  In order to meet the needs of the University as a whole, we have implemented and created a number of custom modules to make development easier and more sophisticated for site managers with various skill levels.  Below is a list of some of the features  of the CMS:

  • Template - A web template, designed by the KU Office of Marketing Communications, provides consistent branding across all KU websites, while giving units flexibility in tailoring their information and site to the needs of their audience.
  • Responsive design - Programmed in HTML5/CSS3, pages in the CMS will be custom displayed for every device visiting the site, whether a mobile phone, tablet or computer
  • Workflow - Multiple roles and an approval process for edited content allows site managers to distribute the work of keeping the content updated
  • WYSIWYG editor - A Microsoft-Word style of interface for easily adding content without the need for technical skills
  • Versioning - Pages in the CMS will save a version of every edit and an audit log, allowing content managers to revert to previous versions if needed
  • Scheduled publishing - Content can be set to automatically publish (go live) or unpublish (sunset) at a given date/time
  • Web forms - Allows easy creation of user input forms, with multiple output options
  • KU central authentication - Login with your KU Online ID and password to manage your website and content
  • Syndicated content - Pull content from central KU sources, such as the Course Catalog and KU Calendar of Events
  • XML sitemap - Increases site searchability both externally and internally
  • URL redirects and aliasing - Allows for "clean" URL's for any webpage
  • Commenting - Can be enabled on a page-by-page basis

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CMS Help

If you are experiencing a critical issue with your live website, please contact the IT Customer Service Center at 864-8080 or itcsc@ku.edu.

For questions on CMS policy, look & feel, and all other issues, please visit our help page.

Please contact web services at 864-6415 or webservices@ku.edu for help with your site

Online help can be found under the How-To's section of this website.