Content Management Systems

A website content management system, or CMS, is software that helps Web developers and editors to build, update, store and maintain websites in a centralized location. A CMS streamlines the site management process, enables contributors to work collaboratively on Web projects and allows non-technical content providers to modify sites with little technical training.

WordPress and Drupal 8

The campus has standardized on WordPress and Drupal 8 as fully supported content management systems. These CMS’ enables Web developers and editors to manage their websites in the CMS and deploy them to appropriate Web servers.

Digital Service provides campus units with direction and assistance in using WordPress and Drupal 8.  We encourage you to work with us to learn how to properly configure, manage and secure these CMS’ on our network.  Digital Service provides base Mizzou themes for both CMS’ as well as the Mizzou Design System consisting of guidelines, patterns and components for the purpose of creating a consistent user experience across all websites.