AITS SitePublish Service

SitePublish is a Web Content Management System (WCMS) for hosting websites at the University of Illinois System. Hosting, maintenance, monitoring and other professional support services are provided by AITS Application Administration, and help desk support provided by the AITS Service Desk. SitePublish is available for hosting websites for System Office units, major projects, and special initiatives for the University of Illinois System.

AITS provides web hosting environments and support including application and database servers and maintenance; security and security vulnerability scanning; continuous monitoring and service desk support; disaster recovery services; deployment and coordination of software releases; and default templates. AITS does not charge units for these services.

Units must ensure their sites comply with all University Internet Use Policies, publishing guidelines, accessibility requirements, and security standards for their site content. Units provide development of themes and templates - HTML, CSS, images, structure - as needed. Units provide project management and other site administration responsibilities including granting local user access and guidance for additional new users as needed.

Features

Authentication and Authorization
Integration with SiteMinder for authentication using University of Illinois credentials for login. Page or section authorizations for viewing or updating content.
Content Management
WYSIWYG content editing; easy-to-use interface for creating, organizing, and maintaining pages and sections; page layout options; version history of page changes with side-by-side comparison; scheduled page releases; route changes for approvals prior to publishing; drag-and-drop content blocks and portlets between page regions; automated side and/or horizontal navigation and crumbtrails.
Custom Designs
Theme style sheets and templates can be created with HTML and CSS to support responsive, mobile-friendly, and accessible designs and applied as themes to pages or sections of a site to provide a consistent look and efficiently manage redesigns and updates.
Collaboration Tools
Calendars, Blogs, Forms, Knowledge Repositories, News, Photo Galleries, and more. Create forums for groups to post topics, comments and questions.

Guides and Videos

SitePublish is developed by Intrado as Presence. Learn more about using SitePublish/Presence at: