WordPress publishing service
Web publishing doesn’t need to be complicated.
At the University of Melbourne, we use WordPress for sites that don’t need significant custom features, but do need to be easy to update, and quick to publish.
We are steadily improving our service with new features, updated themes, and better support, so keep an eye on this site for updates.
If you’re ready to get started, submit a request via the helpdesk, and we’ll help you decide which of our web publishing platforms is right for your needs.
If you already have a site, just open the dashboard to start work, and keep an eye on our latest updates, we’ll be adding guides and news as we release new features. If you’ve got a problem, check out our Known Issues, to see if it’s one we know about.
Block News Listing
We've just added a new component to the Live Shortcodes Plugin, that lets you display posts using the Block News Listing from the Design System. Just click the Add Shortcodes button above the editor. (If you don't have Live Shortcodes enabled, just ask via the helpdesk.) Select the Block News Listing module from the options. You'll then see a large popup with a preview of your …March 16, 2017 Guides
You can now have tabbed on a page in your site, including the home page. Tabbed navigation requires you to create at least two pages, a parent page, and one or more child pages (we don't recommend more than three). The content you put on the parent page will be visible as the default, first tab. The content of the children will be the …March 16, 2017 Guides
Go live! Public and other permissions.
When new sites are created, they are not public. This lets you get your site just right before publishing to your audience. Once you're ready, visit your Dashboard, and choose Settings > Reading. Set your Site Visibility to option that suits your needs. Allow search engines to index this site - this is the standard setting for almost all public sites. Anyone can see …February 10, 2017 Guides
Who can view your site?
WordPress offers good broad options for allowing, or restricting access to your site. Look in the Settings > Reading section of your dashboard, where you'll find a range of settings title Site Visibility to allow you to control access to your site. The options really go in order from most open (public) to less open, authenticated settings below. Allow search engines - …September 21, 2016 Guides