New web content management system conversion on schedule

April 15, 2011 | UToday
By Staff

A new web content management system (CMS), OmniUpdate, is being implemented to allow web content managers the ability to update web pages as well as access to a package of web development tools.

OmniUpdate is replacing Serena Collage.

Phase one — moving The University of Toledo Medical Center site to OmniUpdate — was completed late last month.

Phase two — moving the website to OmniUpdate — is in process.

The site has been converted and is published to a test server. The web team is examining unique pages and sites built outside the previous content management system, as well as reviewing the 50,000 plus web pages to ensure all are working and displaying properly in OmniUpdate.

“We are inviting page owners to review the test site at and report any problems or issues to our team,” said Sharon Dietrich, web project specialist, who manages CMS training and support for the UT web sites.

Problems or issues can be reported using the OmniUpdate problem form.

“During this transition period, the website is unchanged to those visiting the website, but is not available for updates by content providers,” Dietrich said.

The conversion is scheduled to be completed by Monday, April 25.

The web development team is giving a sneak peek of OmniUpdate Monday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to noon in Student Union Room 2592. No registration needed.

Thirteen training sessions have been set up for users to get beginner level training in OmniUpdate.

Future advanced training sessions will be offered as users become accustomed to the new web content management system.

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