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Gato is Texas State's web content management system that enables users to quickly and easily create, manage and maintain sophisticated web sites without having to know complex web technologies or programming languages. There are several advantages such as: you can manage your website without having to know HTML, CSS, or JavaScript, you get the Texas State look and feel without any effort, you can edit content in a Microsoft Word-like editor, multiple people can easily edit pages together, and more.

As the size and complexity of websites increase, well delivered and managed content is essential to ensuring that the process of updating, revising and redesigning does not become an obstacle to maintaining an up-to-date and relevant web site.

The Division of Information Technology maintains and supports a content management system to assist the campus in meeting University objectives for websites:

  • Ease the web maintenance effort, especially for non-technical web authors.
  • Implement best practices and standards for web sites for look and feel, navigation, accessibility, accuracy and consistency.
  • Provide actionable metrics for development and decision making.
  • Communicate a Texas State identity and relationship.

So what is a content management system? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for the answer to this question and more.

View the User Guides page to learn more about the features of the system, and for editors to get started on building their sites.