Terminalfour web content management system
The second phase of Memorial’s web transformation project is the implementation of a new and improved web content management system (WCMS), Terminalfour (T4).
All Site Builder websites that use the latest web template will be migrated to T4 in phases, beginning with a pilot group of 10 sites. The pilot phase began in late April 2021.
Switching to a more modern, user-friendly and vendor-supported WCMS will provide new features and functionality to WCMS users, empowering them to make changes to their sites more easily, frequently and independently.
Please review the T4 transition process below or refer to the frequently asked questions section for additional details.
T4 migration at a glance
The project team will contact primary site owners at least four weeks prior to the scheduled migration of their site from Site Builder into T4, to discuss suitable dates for training and site migration.
At this time, T4 user training is being offered to one moderator per unit/website to facilitate the quick transition of Site Builder websites into T4. On the day your website is launched in T4, we will discuss the process to train and add additional contributors to your site.
Site Builder websites will be migrated in boarding groups and selected based on their size and complexity. Sites will be broadly categorized into the following groups:
- Boarding group 1a: pilot group of 10 sites including the main and hub pages, as well as a sample of administrative and student-centric websites.
- Boarding group 1: faculty/school and departmental sites.
- Boarding group 2: key administrative unit and pan-university project websites.
- Boarding group 3: remaining administrative unit websites.
- Boarding group 4: faculty profile websites.
- Boarding group 5: all remaining websites.
Content will be automatically migrated from Site Builder site to T4. The project team will configure your site and conduct an initial review to ensure all content has been migrated.
Site review and launch
Primary site owners will be able to review their sites after the migration process is complete, and prior to their site being launched in T4. The project team will also assist with resolving migration-related issues.
It is recommended that sites launch in T4 within two to four weeks after migration begins, because any content updates made during the active migration period will have to be made in the live Site Builder site and the T4 version of the site.
Following the T4 site launch, the Site Builder version of the website will go dormant, and users will use T4 as their new web content management system.