WebPublish is a tool that can be used by Queen’s University Departments to create and edit websites. Advantages of WebPublish:
Any department or faculty within Queen's University is entitled to a WebPublish account. Some interdepartmental initiatives are eligible for the service, at the discretion of ITServices and Queen's Marketing. If you are uncertain as to whether your group qualifies for a WebPublish account, please use the WebPublish Help Form.
The basic service is free of charge for eligible groups. Additional storage space is available (fees may apply).
If you are the site owner and plan to leave your department, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org and designate a new site owner. If the designated site owner has left the department without transferring ownership of the site, the department head or ITAdmin Rep can email email@example.com and designate a new site owner. The designated site owners must be a full-time staff or faculty member.
The department head, ITAdmin Rep or designated site owner may request the deactivation of their WebPublish site by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Deactivated WebPublish sites are retained for a period of 6 months.
WebPublish accounts have a soft cap of 25 GB. If your account exceeds this quota, your site will not be affected. However, you will be contacted by ITServices to arrange for additional storage (fees may apply).
All WebPublish sites provisioned before late April 2013 were created in what is now the legacy version of WebPublish. Legacy WebPublish sites will continue to be supported until a migration procedure is in place or until August 31, 2015, whichever happens later.
Log into the area where you create and edit the content of your site. If the URL of the editing environment starts with "preview.wp.queensu.ca" or "authoring.wp.queensu.ca", you are using Legacy WebPublish. If your editing environment URL starts "webpublish.queensu.ca", you are using the most recent version of WebPublish.
WebPublish meets Queen's Web Standards for Accessibility.
Some types of web content, such as web applications, are not supported in WebPublish. Because of this, WebPublish site owners are eligible for 50MB of hosted web space. The department head, ITAdmin Rep or designated site owner may request an apps area. See the Departmental Web Space page for server specifications.
Previous versions of pages are saved in the WebPublish system and can be restored by the end user. However, some content, such as assets and deleted pages, can only be restored by ITServices, If the deleted/modified content has been on the server for at least 24 hours, and if the request to restore content is made within 10 calendar days of the deletion/modification of the content, the content can be restored. Requests for the restoration of content can be made by using the WebPublish Help Form.
Users of this service are governed by the following policies. Failure to comply may result, at a minimum, with suspension of service:
Regularly scheduled training sessions are available to learn WebPublish. To view upcoming training sessions please visit the ITServices Workshop Registration page.