What’s in your CMS (Content Managment System)?

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This topic contains 7 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Stephen Peteritas 5 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #151044

    Jerry Rhoads
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    As we move to cloud like architectures, internal websites are being replaced with Content Management Systems such as SharePoint, Drupal, WordPress, and etc. My questions to GovLoopers is as follows:

    1. What is your favorite platform?

    2. How is your agency using it (internally or externally)

    3. Has anyone thought about delivering FOIA type information via a public facing CMS?

  • #151058

    Stephen Peteritas
    Participant

    Not a fed but Drupal looks to constantly be increasing their market share. On that note I really think gov’t should pick one CMS and run with it.

    As far of question 3 I really think that’s an amazing idea and would be greeted with a ton of support from the citizen tech community.

  • #151056

    Jerry Rhoads
    Participant

    I agree, it would be great to put FOIA requests up to the public via a CMS. It would really be wonderful, if people were allowed to comment and start discussions around the FOIA document’s content. Then imagine if the government ran analytics around the comments? Talk about “Power to the People”.

  • #151054

    Jera Brown
    Participant

    We’ve developed our own CMS with a front-end geared toward topical navigation and a back-end developed for users divided into departments. It’s open source and available at http://code.google.com/p/civic-cms/. It runs our website, http://bloomington.in.gov.

    In the near future, we’re considering moving away from a deep section-based navigation and heading towards a shallower tag-based navigation.

    If anyone is interested in this CMS or collaborative development, let me know!

  • #151052

    Elliot Volkman
    Participant

    I’m not a fed – but my day job’s site is built on Drupal, and all of my personal sites are built with WordPress. Between the two I feel like it’s looking at Apple iOS and Droid OS mobile devices.. WordPress has more apps and has been around a bit longer, but Drupal is constantly picking up steam.

  • #151050

    Jerry Rhoads
    Participant

    Checked out your site, http://bloomington.in.gov and it is a very cool site! I hope other GovLoopers will check it out.

  • #151048

    Jerry Rhoads
    Participant

    Have you checked out the Drupal Community? Drupal is the up and coming CMS (my opinion).

  • #151046

    Andy Yu
    Participant

    I’ve tried a few open source cms products over the years. We’re on WordPress now for our intranet and external websites. Good support, tons of plugins, theme support, SEO features. Our users find it easy enough to use with minimal training. It’s not too bad for accessibility, but that’s related more to theme development than the CMS core.

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