Website Publishing Services Comparison

 

Web Publishing (WordPress)

NYU Sites

NYU Wikis

Web Content Management System (CMS)

NYU Web (i4)

Faculty Digital Archive

Best suited for...

Personal, collaborative, internal, or teaching and learning websites


Personal, collaborative, or internal websites

Personal, collaborative, or internal websites

Public-facing, central administration NYU websites

Public-facing, central administration NYU websites

Archiving and sharing scholarly digital works

Available for use by...

NYU community

NYU community (including alumni)

NYU community

NYU staff and designees

NYU staff, faculty, and designees

NYU faculty, and staff at centers, institutes, and departments

Service automatically available to NYU community (without applying for an account)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Ability to restrict access to certain pages or entire website

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Ready-made design templates

Coming soon

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Mobile device-friendly

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Somewhat

User-friendly (WYSIWYG) editing tools

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

n/a

Ability to integrate forms

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Ability to directly edit HTML

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Visitor or usage tracking/reporting tools

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FTP/SFTP/Unix access

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Ability to use scripts (javascript, perl, php, etc.) and databases

No

Limited

Limited but extensible via requestable macros

No

Yes

No

Customizable CSS

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

Integration with NYU Google Apps

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Plug-ins and add-ons available

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Remains available after graduation

No

Yes

No

No

No

n/a

Learning curve for beginners

High

Low

Medium

High

High

Medium

Subscribable RSS feed or content update notifications

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Supports structured, custom metadata

Yes

No


No

Pre-defined tags available

No

Yes

Robust online and/or helpdesk support available

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

By appointment