CMS Matrix

When evaluating what Content Management System (CMS) to use, you can use the following website function matrix to help evaluate the site’s needs. All three CMSs are widely used at UCI. 

CMS Feature Comparison

Website Function Cascade Server Drupal WordPress
Static web content
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News
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RSS Feeds
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Forums
Not available
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Blogs
Plugin or Module Needed
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Wikis
Plugin or Module Needed
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Mailto Web Forms
Plugin or Module Needed
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Social Networking Links
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Video Embed
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Calendar
Plugin or Module Needed
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Comments/Discussion
Plugin or Module Needed
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WYSIWYG Editing
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Multi-user roles
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Access Control (Authenticated Content Support)
Not available
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Themes
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Site Search
3rd Party
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Analytics
3rd Party
3rd Party
3rd Party
Mobile Versions
Plugin or Module Needed Plugin or Module Needed Plugin or Module Needed
Workflow
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Software Cost
Paid for by OIT. Free
Free
Hosting
Separate from Cascade
Same web server
Same web server
Training availability
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Key

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