Optimising Your Content Management System [A2]

You have just acquired a new shiny content management system, but within a few weeks it has rapidly descended into a complex mess of content and assets that requires forensic debugging to find out how it was put together. Or, you are looking after an existing system struggling to keep control of the increasing complexity. Sound familiar? This workshop is an opportunity to discuss ideas and approaches for ensuring your content management system is well organised and sustainable. Using our experience of the TerminalFour content management system T4, we will demonstrate the lessons we have learnt the hard way and how we are now putting in place practices to ensure our system is well managed and maintained. For example, having standards for code, naming conventions and procedures for creating new assets and sites. It will also discuss the best approaches to take when converting a design from a third party into assets in T4. While the examples will be based on T4, we hope that there will be something for anyone responsible for looking after a content management system.


  • Title: Optimising Your Content Management System
  • Type: Workshop
  • Hashtag: #A2
  • Speaker: Stephen Evans, University of St Andrews
  • Date and time: 16.15-17.45 on Wednesday 11 July 2018
  • Venue: Seminar room