Web Management System (WMS)

Only a few spots left for “Power Tools in the WMS”

Don’t miss out on the Web Service Group’s next special presentation: Power Tools in the WMS.  

Only 8 spots remaining for this popular event as of this posting so hurry if you’d like to reserve one of the last seats available!

Come see some of the powerful tools in the Web Management System – tools that allow you to build dynamic websites easily and effectively.

Published: 21Nov2016

McGill websites affected by IT maintenance 10pm May 14


Due to maintenance, McGill’s Web Publishing Services (Web Management System and WordPress) will be unavailable for approximately 15 minutes on Saturday, May 14, starting around 10:00 pm. McGill websites will be unavailable to site

Creating Attractive Websites Using the WMS

The Web Services Group held a special session for WMS site managers and editors on May 5, 2016, presenting tools to create attractive websites.

Did you attend? If so, complete the evaluation and provide your feedback.

Couldn’t make it or missed something? Watch the recording online.


Published: 5May2016

Decommissioning of People Pages

People Pages, located at people.mcgill.ca, are slated for decommissioning by the end of May 2016. As such, any issues related to People Pages will no longer be addressed.

The replacement tool for managing biographical information is called McGill Profiles and will be available to all Site Managers shortly. For more information, see McGill Profiles - Overview

Published: 26Jan2016

McGill websites affected by IT maintenance overnight, June 18-19


IT Services will be performing maintenance on McGill's Enterprise Storage Systems on Wednesday, June 18, at 9:00 pm to 6:00 am on Thursday, June 19.

Web Management System upgrade coming Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

McGill IT Services introduced the Drupal-based Web Management System (WMS) about 2 ½ years ago, giving us a cleaner, more modern and better structured system to support our 650+ websites.

Over the next few months we will be upgrading the software that runs our websites to Drupal version 7 so we can benefit from advances made by the Drupal open source community. These include improvements to file and image management, slideshows and galleries, webforms and restricted pages.

Published: 12Sep2013

New Search Functionality in McGill’s Web Management System

Searching the McGill Web System

The search functionality on McGill websites has been improved. Previously, you would have to first choose whether you wanted to search the local site or expand your search to include all McGill sites. Now you can enter your search term once at the top of the web page, and you will be presented with a single page with two tabs : one containing matches within the local site and a “McGill” tab containing matches found within all McGill sites.

Published: 20Nov2013

Maintenance on Web System, April 4, 8 am - 8:30 am


A maintenance operation will be performed for McGill's Web System on April 4, 2013 from 8:00 am to 8:30 am.  There will be no interruption for web sites on the WMS; however the expanded Se

Web Management System maintenance Tuesday, March 12 - POSTPONED


Maintenance on all McGill web sites scheduled for Tuesday March 12 between 7 to 9 am has been postponed until further notice.

McGill websites affected during Emergency Notification Test


On October 24, 2012, McGill Safety will be conducting tests of the emergency communications tools, which are designed to notify the McGill community of urgent situations and keep users safe.