CMS Migration Project
Baylor University’s mission is to educate students for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment in a caring community.
Baylor’s existing web content management (WCM) system has served the University well for nearly 20 years, and with changing digital marketing practices and technologies, Baylor’s senior leadership commissioned a group to explore the future of WCM. This CMS Working Group (CWG) explored industry trends and searched for a new WCM system to enable emerging digital marketing practices for the foreseeable future.
The CWG unanimously recommended a cloud-hosted implementation of Acquia’s cloud platform which includes the open-source content management system, Drupal, and other digital marketing platform tools created by Acquia. The University will begin implementation of this new system in 2019 to serve as the foundation of Baylor’s digital platform.
Baylor’s long-term web CMS (BUCMS) will be retired at the end of the fall 2023 semester. All websites managed through BUCMS must be moved to Drupal or archived before this deadline. To facilitate our many campus partners, migrations must begin by early summer 2022.
Are you off campus and managing pages in the Baylor CMS? You may encounter security messages from CloudFlare from time to time as you use the system. To continue working, please use the GlobalProtect VPN to securely connect to Baylor's network.
The core development team has made good progress over the past few weeks as the team crafted a new digital theme and started building the foundation for Baylor's digital/web marketing platform.
I am pleased to introduce you to the CMS Migration Project—a project to move the Baylor website from the home-grown Baylor Content Management System to a cloud-hosted version of Drupal. You’re receiving this message because you have a role in managing web content (you are designated as a user of Baylor’s current CMS) for the University.