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ITServices Launches a New Version of WebPublish


ITServices is pleased to announce the launch of a new version of WebPublish!

In 2005, ITServices partnered with Queen’s Marketing to provision a simple web content authoring tool, WebPublish. Since then we have seen a steady uptake in its use, and with that, a need for features that the original product (Apache Lenya) could not meet. Because of these requirements, a project team was formed in 2012 to implement a new underlying technology, Drupal, for the WebPublish service.

Some of the key improvements include:


  • An updated look and feel that matches the current Queen’s visual identity
  • Greater control over the placement of content, including menus
  • An improved photo gallery/slideshow
  • Responsive templates that optimize display on tablets and mobile devices
  • The ability to override default page URLs, allowing for the creation of shorter URLs

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On Wednesday, July 31, from 2 - 3 p.m. we will be holding a lecture-style presentation in the FSLF Lecture Theatre, located in Mackintosh-Corry B176. This demonstration of the new WebPublish will consist of an overview of the system and its features, plus a Q&A session at the end. Space is limited, so don’t wait to register for the demo session.

In August, we will hold WebPublish workshops. These workshops will cover the same material as legacy WebPublish workshops, but will use the new system. Dates and times will be announced later in July.

If you have never attended an ITServices workshop before, please refer to these registration instructions for help. If you need assistance with the registration process, please send an email to


Additional Information


How does this affect my existing WebPublish site?


Existing WebPublish sites will not be affected. Eventually, legacy WebPublish websites will be required to migrate to the new system, but there are no plans to shut down legacy WebPublish before August 31, 2014. Later this summer, we will kick off a project to develop and implement a migration plan for legacy WebPublish sites. The timeline for this project is yet to be determined.


Is my legacy WebPublish site still supported?


Yes. Legacy WebPublish sites will continue to be supported until the migration process has been completed. Training and documentation for the legacy system will remain available.


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