Content management systems shouldn’t be judged by the length of their feature lists. A CMS should be a tool for storytelling—and whatever features facilitate great communications on your campus are the features your CMS ought to have.
That said, comparing features is the way most of our customers start their research process and LiveWhale CMS is packed with great features. So here’s a general overview of LiveWhale’s features; for more boring detailed information, visit LiveWhale’s CMSMatrix page.
If there’s a particular feature you’re interested in that isn’t on this list, contact us— it’s probably around here somewhere. If it isn’t, ask us and we might be able to add it. Also, if you like to tinker, our open API means you can create custom features all by yourself to share with our developer community.
One-click page editing: go to your page, click Edit Page, make your changes, click Save. Training’s over!
Create and share: Suggest your stories to other groups, and find shared stories to make your own group’s site richer
Full-featured event calendaring built right in: solve two huge problems for the price of one
Quickly integrate social media streams into your webpages: Support for Facebook, Twitter, and whatever’s next
Go-live and expiration dates for news stories: professional tools for managing professional workflows
Drag images and PDFs right into your library from your desktop
Revert to the previous version of a page, story, event, or anything else you mess up
Accessibility checking on the fly: see accessibility problems at a single glance
Drag and drop navigation management: manage web pages and navigation at the same time
Easy forms for public submissions: accept, edit and publish content from anywhere
Support for open data standards: import and export RSS, ICAL, JSON, XML, and other acronyms
Fine-grained control over user permissions: users only edit what they need to— the more they learn, the more they can do
Identify specific regions of a page as editable: just add class=”editable” to any element
Google Analytics integration so your users can see how many visitors their pages are getting
Built-in payments integration to collect fees for event registrations
Integrated with single sign-on systems: LDAP, AD, SSO, it’s all A-OK— all your users need is the password they already have
Works great with cloud typography: TypeKit, Google fonts, typography.com, etc.
User-friendly geolocation so your content editors can put themselves on the map
Profiles for faculty, students and staff: fields stay in sync with internal databases like Banner
Push content to digital displays using open-source plugins created by LiveWhale customers
One day of on-site training from our helpful and charismatic staff included with every CMS license
LAMP-based system: a modern codebase for modern life
Aggressive server-side caching: your site stays up even if your database goes down
Ships with a mobile-responsive starter theme: modify it as needed, or use your own templates
Easy embedding of video and other media from any source: YouTube, Vimeo, your own media server, whatever
Compatible with any Web design under the sun: why would a CMS limit what your designer can do?
No hidden fees or unexpected charges: we don’t bill you a penny unless we agree to a scope of work up front
Flexible, open architecture for easy extensibility: a robust API with hooks and handlers, so you can DIY to your heart’s content
Works with plain ol’ web pages on a web server: log in via FTP and edit pages that way, if that’s your thing
Annual developers conference: meet LiveWhale developers from other schools to share ideas (and cocktails), this year in Austin