Great for content editors and content experts alike
July 20, 2015

Great for content editors and content experts alike

Daniel McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

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Overall Satisfaction with OU Campus

Our university uses OU Campus to edit web pages for all departments and colleges. It is used to divide each of our six colleges each with their own editors and content creators. These individuals will have different permissions based on their role in the university to edit pages; edit pages and submit them to "publishers" or edit everything. It is very flexible in the sense that it is scalable so there isn't just one person editing everything all the time.
  • Assets are easily managed and can be edited independently of the page they exist on.
  • Version history is handled well. Allows for a comment section to note what changes have been made.
  • Dependency tags are perfect for media that is used in several places. Upload a photo once, use it in multiple places, edit the photo or its description in one place.
  • Formatting. The page can sometimes look very differently when published than what it looks like while editing. Some improvements have been made in this area with version 10 however.
  • Find and replace. The command+F needs to find text on the page while editing, not present an actual find and replace dialog box. At least give me the option to simply "find" the text I'm looking for. The dialog box just gets in the way most of the time.
  • There is not a way to "unpublish" items. At least not a way that I can think of. I would like the ability to pull a page offline without deleting it. Seems like it should be done simpler.
  • The time it took to previously publish an edit a web page was largely dependent on how busy the web team was during a specific period. With OU Campus, the content editing is now directly in the hands of the content experts. If a user notices a page needs to be updated they can do it themselves within minutes.
  • It was imperative to get all of our content into a CMS before proceeding with a full website redesign. Things will go much more smoothly now that everything is more "universally" managed.
OU Campus is well suited for large organizations with multiple pages that should be updated by the content experts themselves. It is less appropriate if your marketing or communications team handles "all" of the website editing. OU Campus should be used if multiple (think 10 or more) editors will be used.

OU Campus Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Not Rated
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Not Rated
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Not Rated
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Not Rated
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions