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Choice of CMS – Your Replies

A few weeks ago I asked for a count of which Content Management Systems are being used across campus. The list below is what was submitted. Many of us use a mixture of more than one system. I tried to list each user only with their primary system and then make notes of other systems they use there.

This is a far from complete list of university web sites, but I suspect it is pretty representative. If you haven’t replied and still want to, either add a comment here or send me an email and I will update the list.

The results are:

Hannon Hill Cascade

  • Texas A&M IT – both for their own sites and for those they build for customers
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Texas A&M Foundation – possibly transitioning to iModules
  • Health Science Center – also WordPress on a few sites
  • Libraries


  • Texas A&M at Qatar
  • Agrilife – also some on legacy Percussion CMS
  • Entomology
  • Performance Studies
  • Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • System Offices – currently many other systems including Silverstripe, SiteFinity, and Graffiti.
  • TTI Communications


  • College of Education – and others, but trying to standardize on Drupal
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Organizations
  • Chemistry (for calendaring)


  • Division of Finance
  • College of Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
  • Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas
  • Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Temple
  • Texas Water Resources Institute / Institute of Renewable Natural Resources


  • Corps of Cadets – plus custom code


  • College of Architecture


  • Provost IT – currently running on a host of CMS, working to migrate everything to Kentico. This will ultimately be a fairly long list of sites from several large offices on campus who they support.


  • Agricultural & Food Policy Center

Custom Built

  • Biochemistry – hoping to migrate to WordPress


  • College of Science
  • Chemistry – looking to migrate, probably to Drupal
  • Transportation Services

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 CMS No Comments

Content Management Within Site

Sorry for the extended absence, we’ve had a lot of behind-the-scenes projects going on and not much for public consumption.

One of those is the handling of content management. As I’ve detailed previously, the Percussion CMS project is now pretty much dead. We never had the staffing support to host a system for the entire university. We do still need something to manage sites, though, so we will be partnering with CIS after their purchase of the Hannon Hill Cascade Server content management system.

We had training for it last week and we’re anxious to start moving sites onto it once the production server is ready. I don’t think we’ll start with – it will make more sense to tackle some of our smaller sites and use them to learn the system before putting the university system into it. At least we’ll have a real answer now when peers ask which CMS we use here at TAMU.

Hannon Hill is also used by several of the other system schools and agencies, so we should be able to get a nice users group going in order to help one another.

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 CMS, No Comments