Open Berkeley

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About Open Berkeley

Turnkey Solution

Open Berkeley is a complete web solution for UC Berkeley campus websites: hosting, support, site launch, Berkeley Brand theme, continuous improvement.

Secure and Accessible

Our platform provides critical solutions to ongoing Security, Accessibility, and Maintenance issues.

Powerful Toolset

Campus employees with no prior web experience can use Open Berkeley’s powerful toolset to easily build sophisticated websites.

Help & Support

Contact Information

Email address: web-platform@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)

Email us with:

  • Questions about how to use Open Berkeley to build your site
  • General questions about the platform
  • Any other questions you might have

Optional Consulting

Do you need one-on-one help with your site, beyond our online documentation, basic email support, and training and Office Hours?

Please see Consulting if you'd like one-on-one help with your site, or would like to discuss a Sponsored Feature.

Training & Office Hours

Online Help

Guides

Step-by-step guides on how to use the Open Berkeley platform:

Tips and How-Tos

Some helpful tips as well as general FAQs:

General

Featured Content

How do I add expand/collapse content to my site?

Expand/collapse text allows site visitors to click on a line of text, which then expands to show additional corresponding text. This can enable site visitors to more easily skim the text on a page to find what they're looking for (especially if the page has a lot of content), and can also help Site Builders feature their content in a more dynamic list.

Top Results (keywords)

The Top Results feature allows users to assign a limited number of pages to be "top results" for specific search terms. You can use single words or phrases as top result "keywords." The top results appear separately, above the regular search results.

Clone Content

Some Open Berkeley sites have content that is similar in structure across many different pages. The Clone Content feature allows site builders and other privileged users to take an existing page, make a copy of it including all fields, widgets, and layouts, and then update the parts of the page that are different from the source page.

I need to add new Editors/Site Builders to my Open Berkeley site. Can you add these users for me?

Anyone with the Site Builder role can add new users and modify roles on their Open Berkeley site. New users will need to log in to the site first before a role can be added. Please see Add New Users and Modify Roles.

What's On This Page?

If you are curious about how this page is put together as you work on your own Open Berkeley site, here are some helpful details:

Release Notes

February 22, 2019

January 31, 2019

January 24, 2019