Content Management Systems (CMS) allow users to post content to their websites usually via a Web-based interface. CMS options at Tufts are not centralized. There is no single university-sanctioned CMS, but you do have some choices should you wish to use CMS for your website.
- WordPress – UIT offers the WordPress tool for quickly creating fast, easily updated websites. Read more about the WordPress tool and how to set up your own WordPress site.
- SiteCore (OASYS) – OIT (Office of Information Technology on the Boston campus) offers the enterprise CMS system SiteCore (OASYS). For more information on the costs and process for putting your site into SiteCore, contact OIT at email@example.com.
- Thinwire – Thinwire is a "lite" CMS developed by Web Communications to meet the needs of small to medium-sized sites. It is intended for official Tufts units with limited resources. Currently, Thinwire is being upgraded to Thinwire 2.0. No new sites are launching in Thinwire 1.0. We hope to open it up to new sites by Spring 2012. If you would like to be added to the list of potential Thinwire 2.0 sites, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the past, Web Communications offered content management via Fatwire, an enterprise CMS application. Fatwire is being phased out. No new sites are going into Fatwire, and we plan to have it completely shut down by the end of June 2012.