How to Launch Your New WCMS Site

 Before your site can launch, it must meet the following criteria:

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  1. No broken links anywhere on the site. Site passes link checker.
  2. All pages must have final content. No "coming soon" pages.
  3. No placeholder content (text, images, news articles, content blocks, etc) on the site.
  4. All six homepage blocks are present and filled with real content.

Steps to take to get your new site published:

  1. Two weeks prior to your desired site launch, WCMS Site Managers must submit an ITRequest Web Site Launch Request to begin the process.
  2. We will review your site, note any pre-launch items that need to be addressed and then contact you to go over any desired redirects (if applicable)
    • We recommend that you perform a link check prior to launching your new site.
  3. On the date of the launch, we'll publish your new site, run another full-site link check and send you an email with the results and let you know your site is live.

If you are migrating or building a new site in the WCMS, at some point, you will need to make it live.

ITS does website launches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please allow at least 7-10 days from the date the ticket is opened.

We cannot launch new WCMS sites on ITS Change Restricted Days, e.g. finals week, etc. These days are noted on the ITS Maintenance Calendar.