The Magazine Suite Wins Over British Columbia Magazine

Jillean Kearney - June 04-2013

British Columbia Magazine had many CMS solutions on its radar when the editorial team set out to give bcmag.ca a facelift. Agility's Magazine Suite stood out as the best solution to meet all of the magazine's core needs, as it is tailored to editorial content.

"One of our main objectives was to create a more dynamic and compelling home page. The Agility CMS accomplishes this with automatic display of the newest blogs and articles, a social media feed, a rotating image slider, and a running list of the most popular/newest/top rated articles," said Associate Editor of British Columbia Magazine Shanna Baker.

The magazine had previously been using a custom CMS, one that served them well for several years, but was starting to show its age with outdated code. The website could not be updated easily and IT support was needed to refresh the site's content.

"The Agility solution gives us the autonomy we need to update the site fully and efficiently on a regular basis," Baker said.

The team has received great feedback on their new website, and they're excited to see the magazine's online community come to life with reader comments. "It's proof that the new site will help us build and sustain our community," said Baker.

"We all really like the image slider, too," Baker added. It has proven to be a great showcase for the top-notch photography that the magazine is renowned for.

"We're also happy to have the ability to link related content, and are quite excited about our map tool, which was a customization," she said.

Baker is also happy with the Magazine Suite because it will continue to evolve and meet the ever-changing needs and online trends of the publishing industry.

"Everyone at Agility seems keen to continue improving the Magazine Suite and eager to hear our feedback and suggestions. A few suggestions I made have already been implemented, which is fantastic," Baker said.

 

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