Building the next WCMS

Moving from WCMS 2 to WCMS 3

web development

The Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) is moving from WCMS 2, built using Drupal 7, to WCMS 3, built using Drupal 8 before moving to Drupal 9. This move, necessitated by the fact that Drupal 7 will be reaching end-of-life, is not a straightforward one.

Drupal 8 has been completely rewritten, a change that will require WCMS 3 to be built, versus merely upgraded to. Work can then be more easily moved to the latest version of Drupal, Drupal 9.

The main objective of this project is to build a version of the WCMS that, as much as possible, replicates all existing presentation and end-user functionality of WCMS 2, using Drupal 9 at the core (excludes UWaterloo Scholar websites.)

Open book icon165total attendance in WCMS 3 training courses

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plane icon129sites in WCMS 3,68in progress

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Learn more about WCMS 3

Building the next WCMS showcases the project itself with information on WCMS 3 development information, testing, project timeline and houses important pages that will help adaptation to the new WCMS: