IS&T needs the following information to provide an accurate date for estimated completion of your site migration.

  • Do you have any forms?
    • Do you need to bill credit cards?
    • Are you gathering any data covered by FERPA, HIPAA, Mass Data Breach, or other laws?
    • Do you want to add any functionality to your forms?
    • Do you want to edit and update forms regularly?
  • Do any of your pages require a different format for printing?
  • Do you already use a Content Management System (CMS)?
    • If so, what would you like to achieve with WordPress?
    • What is your current CMS?
      • What are you unable to do using your current site or environment?
    • How can we get data out of your CMS and into WordPress?
  • Do you publish News feeds? If so, how?
    • Publish to a static page
    • News Releases
    • BU’s News CMS
    • Other
  • Do you want the news from your current site to appear in your new site?
  • Do you publish an event calendar through your website? If so, how?
    • Google Calendar
    • BU Calendar System
    • Other
  • Do you restrict any areas of your site? How?
  • Do you have any sub-sites or pages that are not part of your primary website?
    • Sub-site for a specific department, conference, event, or individual:
      • Are they managed by someone other than you?
    • Archived content:
      • Should this remain available?
    • Should this content go to WordPress or remain outside of it?
  • Do you have image galleries?
  • Do you have video, audio, or other media on your site? If so, how are you adding it now?
    • Directly to web space
    • To Flash media server
    • BUniverse
  • Would you like to convert your existing design to:
    • a WordPress theme that is one of our many standard design options?  These are ready to go and involve less work and expense. Or,
    • Do you want  a custom theme? These are available, and involve more time and expense.
    • Does your website link to or include applications? If so, should WordPress replace or integrate with them?
      • Custom-built applications
      • Vendor applications
      • IS&T applications
    • Would you like us to make any changes to the content itself (Reorganize content, work with BU Photo Services, etc.)?
    • Would you like us to add new functionality to your site?
      • Course feed integration
      • BU Includes (Admins and editors only have to make one change to update many instances of a piece of content)
      • Buttons to hide and display content
      • Build new forms
      • Social networking tools and training
      • Translation tools
      • Slideshows
      • New plugins or applications