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OWT CMS and LMS Documentation Site       https://cms.owt.com

Introduction to the CMS

The OWT CMS3 is a content management system (CMS) from One World Telecommunications. This product has evolved for about 15 years and version 3 was initially released in 2013.  

Version 3 (CMS3) is a significant evolution over previous versions as it brings a lot of standardized behavior to the system. Previous version were frameworks that had to be extensively modified for a particular customer making upgrades more difficult and customization time consuming. CMS3 features easy customization from a standard package that allows for a continual evolution of features and support for the latest web technologies. 

Throughout this site we will try to address the issues that a site administrator might have while trying to maintain their site and make typical changes.  OWT does not provide this software as a build-it-yourself system as we have not endevaored to make the design features simple for non-designers. Design requires knowledge of HTML and CSS and maybe even JavaScript ot jQuery and while all of this can be done within the CMS3 we do not provide a great deal of support for these advanced capabiltiies.   OWT will deliver your site with the feature set you have ordered and allow for significant expansion of that content but if you need a specific feature documented on this site that is not present your implemenation please contact us and we will enable whatever you might need to make that happen.  

Browser Compatibility

We try to find a balance between adopting new technologies and compatiblity with older browsers but this is a huge challenge for all websites.  We will continually test in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari.  We do still test against Internet Explorer version 11 and do check against IE 10 sometimes as well.  However, these browsers can restrict what we can accomplish with the CMS.  

The CMS does support Adobe Flash but we don't recommend using it if you can possibly avoid it.  

For CMS administration we have higher browser demands.  We expect administrators to be running more recent browsers and semi-current operating systems even if we support older systems for non-administrative tasks.  

Recommended Browsers for CMS administrators and users:

Browser Administrators Non-Administrators Comments
Google Chrome Version 50+ Version 36+
Firefox Version 54+ Version 34+ Older versions struggle with multimedia sometimes
Edge Version 41+ Version 39+ Always keep Windows 10 current
Safari Version 10+ Version 9+ All mobile versions supported; older versions have some cosmetic issues
Internet Explorer Version 11 Version 10+ Really not recommended at all

If your users have to run older operating systems such as Windows Vista or MacOS 10.8 or older we suggest using the latest version of Chrome or Firefox that operating system will support.  Older Windows operating systems should not try to run Internet Explorer 9 or older but use Chrome or Firefox.  Old versions of Safari will have cosmetic issues mostly.