WebPublish is a tool which can be used by Queen’s University Departments to create and edit pages on the Internet. One of the main benefits is that a department can assign one person to be a Site Administrator, and a number of people to be Content Contributors. The Site Administrator handles the technical tasks while the Content Contributors have the ability to edit pages within their website without the need to have coding experience.
Currently, a project is underway to replace the software that the existing WebPublish service uses (Apache Lenya) with different software (Drupal). The target date for completion of the WebPublish II is Winter 2013. M igration of websites from Apache Lenya WebPublish to WebPublish II will be supported by ITServices and implemented in a subsequent project.
Because of these changes, groups requiring a new WebPublish site may wish to wait for the launch of WebPublish II before requesting a site. However, if launching a new website is time-sensitive, others may have concerns about creating a site in Apache Lenya WebPublish near the end of its lifespan. ITServices is happy to assist groups with any questions or concerns about their specific requirements. If you would like to contact us, please use our WebPublish Help Form.
For more information on the WebPublish II project, see our WebPublish II project page.
After ensuring you're eligible for a WebPublish account, the first step is to attend a training workshop (visit our Registration Process page for registration information). This will provide an understanding of what WebPublish can do, and how to use it. The next step is to contact the WebPublish team (using the WebPublish Support Form) to request a new account. Each WebPublish account must have one or two permanent staff/faculty members who will act as account contacts.