Guides

Guidance to help you build a sustainable, effective, and quality UCSC website.

Including common tasks like getting started, requesting a website, launching a website, using visual elements, WordPress best practices, and writing for the web.


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Your bridge to a great website

There are a several ways to create an inspirational UCSC website.

The new, easier to use WordPress service will provide you with the freedom to create, design, manage, and develop a sustainable and effective web presence.


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Start with developing a content strategy

You can also think of it as going from good — to great.

That’s your content strategy.

Start (or continue) to develop your content strategy to guide you through your beginning-to-end strategic website planning.

Content strategy is your game plan about how to assess what content you have and whether its working, organize, set goals, get buy-in, develop content, migrate, and consider future maintenance.    

How to develop a content strategy


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Transitioning your website

What it will look like to move your website into a new content management system.

Move my website

Migrating, transitioning, or moving your website to a new platform? Here’s what that process will look like for you.

Request a website

There is an onboarding and oversight process that includes required training and an orientation session.

Launch my website

There will be a quality assurance review before launch to make sure accessibility and identity standards are met.

Using visual web elements

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Accessibility

Making your website accessible is the right choice because it’s inclusive and helps everyone understand your content.

Make your website accessible

Using WordPress

Find self service guidance on how to use WordPress in creating your UCSC website, including where you can get help for specific questions.

WordPress guidance

Looking for more help?

You’re not alone in building your website, because we have a few more ways of getting support, training, and answers to your questions.

Get support