Feel the Harmony of the Entire WDR with Sophora

In 2010 the WDR staged a re-launch with the CMS Sophora of their popular website wdr.de to make it more use friendly and to increase readership.

WDR website
WDR publishes the WDR-website using the Sophora content management system

The re-launch of www.wdr.de on August 10.2011 was the first step in the gradual conversion of the online offerings of the WDR to Sophora.

The new CMS offers the WDR a uniform and user-friendly basis to support a busy website. The switch to Sophora started with the WDR 2 website and was then followed by a staged rollout to the WDR’s other offerings. The technical processes progressed smoothly and were supervised along the way by subshell.

The technical standardization within the WDR is crucial for the development of our online content. Sophora is the basis for the harmonization of the entire WDR online presence, since it can integrate various digital formats, and is very user friendly.
— Stefan Moll, WDR, Director of Online Programming

Sophora Usage

Sophora Usage at WDR. February 2020. Numbers rounded. Sophora Primary Server only. Source: subshell.
Sophora Primary ServerStats
Sophora Users> 4000
Documents3 Million
Monthly API Calls63 Million


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About WDR

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR) is a German public-broadcasting institution based in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, with its head office in Cologne. As well as contributing to the output of the national television channel Das Erste, WDR produces the regional television service WDR Fernsehen and six regional radio networks. In addition, WDR is a member of ARD and is its largest broadcaster and - in terms of the number of employees - the second largest broadcaster in Europe after the BBC.