LSA Faculty, Lab, & Research Websites (FLR)

LSA IT, in partnership with LSA Web Services, developed a service that allows faculty members at U-M, labs, minor programs, and other areas of LSA to develop an easily editable, U-M branded website.

This service is currently: 

For questions or assistance related to this service

Please contact the LSA IT Service Desk
Enter a Ticket Online | 734.936.3279 | lsait@umich.edu

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Overview

LSA IT, in partnership with LSA Web Services, developed a service that allows faculty members at U-M, labs, minor programs, and other areas of LSA to develop an easily editable, U-M branded website. This service is based on WordPress Multisite, which is a very popular open-source software platform widely used in higher education as content management systems for websites as well as for blogs. Answers to questions on editing, publishing, and functionality are easily found on the service site and through Google searches and help forums.

Visit the Getting Started page to get started.

Features: 

The Faculty, Lab, and Research Site option uses WordPress and is a multisite network hosted through LSA IT. It is a lightweight, user-friendly website and blog platform. CMS Web Services will work with you to build and launch your WordPress site. You will have access to short video tutorials, and an in-person introduction to WordPress training if requested, as well as the option to attend Open Labs in the future to work directly with Web Services staff on your site. After your site launches, Web Services will be offering mid-level support for WordPress sites through our help desk system (email lsa.web.support@umich.edu) and Open Labs.

URLs are of the form http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sitename, where the site name is generally based on the faculty member's uniqname or firstnamelastname (such as jjjsmith or smith-lab for Dr. John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith's faculty and lab sites, respectively). Please go to sites.lsa.umich.edu for more information on Wordpress for LSA.

Who can use the service?: 

The service is available to all LSA-affiliated faculty and researchers.

Where can the service be used?: 

The service is available both on and off campus.

Rates & Pricing: 

This service is free.

Related Categories: 
User Groups: 
Faculty
Researchers
Staff
LSA Units