The WiscWeb service utilizes an open source content management tool as WordPress for site development. WordPress allows users to build out websites with no prior knowledge or expertise in HTML, CSS or other web development languages.
The WiscWeb WordPress instance is built on the UW Theme. The UW Theme was designed by DoIT Developers, in conjunction with UMark. It is based on the new UW identity found on the main campus homepage: www.wisc.edu. The theme includes various bits of functionality aimed at making your websites more user-friendly and robust. These include things like accordions, tabbed content, faculty/staff lists, image galleries, etc.
In addition to the functionality that comes standard with the UW Theme, we also install vetted and secure plugins to our projects in order to allow users more flexibility when building their sites. Unfortunately, we cannot allow users to download plugins themselves as it creates a security risk. Users can suggest plugins to us and we will assess whether or not to add them in the future.
If you require specific stylistic changes to the UW Theme, we will put you in touch with our developers, who will provide you with a quote. The quote is based on the work involved and therefore, depends on what you are looking to change and how long it will take to implement. The developers charge on an hourly basis.
Your team will not have access to code or update the theme or plugins.
If you have questions about customizations, please send an email to our Support Address.
Maintenance + Upgrades
We implement WordPress and theme upgrades, patches and fixes for you. Unfortunately, this will not be something that your team has control over. However, since we handle it ourselves, it is one less thing for you to have to worry about!
If you have questions about what we can offer, we highly recommend reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions page.