About the CMS Project
The University of Kansas introduced a content management system (CMS) to ensure a better user experience for our stakeholders through more consistent navigation and branding, more dynamic, media-rich content and easier access to the information they need.
Designed for non-technical users who don’t necessarily have advanced programming skills, a CMS is a software platform that enables users to easily build and maintain websites.
The CMS provides KU website managers the capability to create engaging sites regardless of their skill level. The CMS is robust enough to allow experienced web developers to incorporate customized features, but is simple enough for novice users to quickly begin managing a site.
Our new CMS uses Drupal, a highly regarded website development tool that’s used by more than 70 top U.S. universities. Using the CMS and templates designed by KU web developers, departmental staff on campus can easily add and edit content, add or delete pages, and add images, photos and video.
Here’s how the CMS works: You start with the KU templates. From there, editing content is as simple as using a word-processing program. You also can import all types of images, media players, modules and plug-ins, as well as customize your navigation, to fit the needs of your audience.