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Web Publishing

Web Publishing

Web Publishing Options for Everyone

The following options are available to the UW community, and allow websites to be easily created without knowing HTML or prior web publishing experience.

UW Google Sites web publishing is available as part of the Google Apps for Education service.
More about Google Apps | Sign up now | Go to Google Sites | Support
Catalyst CommonView web publishing and collaboration tool is offered as part of the Catalyst Web Tools suite of services.
More about CommonView | Go to Catalyst Web Tools | Support

Web Publishing Options for Students, Faculty, Staff, Courses, and Departments

Web Publishing on Central UW Servers allows you to create your own website, including installing WordPress and Drupal on central UW servers. MySQL servers are also supported.
Learn more | Activate | Support

Web Publishing Options for Faculty, Staff, Courses, and Departments

UW Blogs Network provides an easy-to-use, UW-branded, centrally administered WordPress blog.
Learn more | Activate | Support

Specialized Web Publishing Options

Publishing on UW Home Page Servers supports the UW home page and other sites stemming off the root of and, and has different procedures and features than other central servers.
Learn more | Developer information | Support
Microsoft SharePoint is a hosted web-based platform that provides collaboration tools and tight integration with Microsoft Office.
Learn more | Support

Local Departmental Servers. Your department may have web publishing environments already set up for your use. To see if any are offered and for more information, check with your local IT department.

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Web Publishing Resources

Guidelines and Rules

Terms of use and privacy policy

All UW-affiliated sites are required to link to the UW Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Student websites, including Registered Student Organizations, are not required to link to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Appropriate use of UW resources

Administrators are required to be aware of the Appropriate Use of UW resources and ensure their sites fall within these guidelines.

Secure your site

Site owners are ultimately responsibility for their security. These guidelines outline your responsibilities. The Office of the Chief Information Security officer is an excellent resource for additional information and guidance.

Last modified: July 8, 2013