Building the next WCMS

Moving from WCMS 2 to WCMS 3

web developmentThe Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) is moving from WCMS 2, built using Drupal 7, to WCMS 3, built using Drupal 8. This move, necessitated by the fact that Drupal 7 will be reaching end-of-life in November 2021, 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.

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 8 at the core. Please note, this project excludes UWaterloo Scholar websites.

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: