Draft Content Management requirements for Delphino Consultancy:

Web Content Management

  • Static web pages
  • Support for grouping, tagging and categorisation
  • Text
  • Images, flash and other standard web content integration
  • Full HTML support
  • Version management

Support for blog content, including

  • RSS support
  • Categories
  • Ping support
  • Built-in WYSIWYG editor support
  • Interfacing with ScribeFire and other offline editors

Optional: Wiki and forum support

  • With user management (role based access control)

Document management for non-web content

  • Support for managing non-web documents (PDF, MS Office, Open Office, binary)
  • Support for grouping, tagging and categorisation
  • Version control (on demand, so not for all documents)
  • E-mail notification service, on subscription
  • RSS notification support on document and category levels

Document creation/export

  • Support PDF generation from web pages
  • Decent layout of exported/generated documents (WYWIWYG, WYSIWYG)

Information services

  • Automatic Latest news on front page
  • Latest updates newsletter subscription support
  • RSS on all content, dividable in categories/information group

General content and structure management

  • Multi-language support
  • Site level switching of language
  • Fallback to default language for pages without translation
  • Web site structure and layout
  • Full control over look and feel
  • Fluid layout support (next to fixed width)
  • AJAX support

This list will be revised and restructured during the evaluation of content management systems I’m conducting, but it is the main starting point for the evaluation as presented above.