The following are the primary services offered by the WiscWeb team:
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 University Marketing (UMark). The theme includes various bits of functionality aimed at making your websites more user-friendly, campus-branded, 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.
End-user training for WiscWeb sites and the UW-Madison Theme is provided as a part of using this service. You can enroll in the Canvas training course and retake or review the content there at any time. For more advanced feature-specific training, you can watch videos from the “Learn With Matt” series, as well as additional content strategy and user experience trainings.
If you’d like to schedule a small group or one-on-one training session, please contact our training lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
We host our sites in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – in the cloud! We take care of the hosting for you.
If you have questions about what we can offer, we highly recommend reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions page.