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Off-topic: CMS systems for student papers

I posted the following on a McMaster student forum in regards to CMS platforms for student papers. A McMaster student suggested The Silhoutte should look at College Publisher for web publishing the paper. I responded with the following:

The Brock Press uses College Publisher for their website. I would not advise The Silhouette to use this third-party system.

The Varsity, University of Toronto, uses the Canadian University Press MassAudience system. It’s not a bad system and it is getting better.

The Ubyssey, the student paper at University of British Columbia, powers their website using WordPress (the same software that is used by The Sillhouette).

The Silhouette is using WordPress to power the current website. This a step in the right direction. I’m a strong believer that WordPress will become the leading application for student newspaper websites. There is a group called CoPress in the United States which is building a cooperative network of student papers using WordPress. Eventually, they will start building strong plugins and custom templates for student papers. This will make WP the best platform for student papers.

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