I NEED A WEBSITE
- Policies & Procedures
- Sample Website Templates
- Request a Website
- OUCampus CMS Training
- Web Content Best Practices
- Advertising your Event on WKU.edu
- How to Place an Event on the WKU Events Calendar
- WKU Homepage FAQ
- Social Media Directory
- Social Media Best Practices
- WKU News
- Social Media Content Calendar (XLS)
Many departments ask us, "So where should we begin?"
Every website is different, so what might work for one department might not work for another. Your website is your window to the world. It is usually the first place that your students will visit to learn about your programs and services. Your content should be up-to-date and relevant. Our office can help you get there.
The WKU Web Services Team has created a set of easy to use templates that will work with a variety of different types of web content. In addition to three different template families, we offer photo gallery, news and calendar modules for your convenience.
OU Campus Content Management System
In 2011 WKU moved all institutional websites into the OU Campus Content Management System (CMS). All campus departments and WKU-funded organizations must house their websites within the OU Campus CMS. OU Campus offers a simple, user-friendly way to organize and store your web content files.
Training and Development
Frequent training sessions and workshops are offered by WKU Web Services and the Division of Information Technology to insure that your staff are trained and informed of updates and changes. We encourage anyone who will be affiliated with your website to join the WKU Web Council to keep up with any and all best practices and updates as they are released.
Policies and Requirements*
WKU does maintain a set of policies with regard to the acceptable use of WKU.edu websites. In addition, we offer suggestions for best practices in content development, social media communication and marketing and branding. You may access the policies via the WKU Policy Repository and the best practice information located on this website and within the WKU Communications and Branding Manual.
*Academic Affairs requires that all Colleges and Academic Departments have certain content links in uniformity on their websites. You may view sample College and Academic pages here:
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