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 effective websites.

Help & Support

Contact Information

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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

Jun 25
June 25, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Registration is not required.
Jul 09
July 9, 2024, 9:30am to 11:30am
See event details for participation information.
Jul 30
July 30, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Registration is not required.
Aug 13
August 13, 2024, 9:30am to 11:30am
See event details for participation information.

Online Help


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

Tips and How-Tos

Some helpful tips as well as general FAQs:


Featured Content

Publications Feature

The Publications feature allows site builders to create "Publication" content. Publication content items are documents such as journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. These content items display the "abstracts" (summary) for the documents, and the documents may be uploaded as files to your site, or linked to their source on external websites.

How do I know when to use a Content Page, and when to use a Landing Page?

There are two primary differences between Content Pages and Landing Pages on the Open Berkeley platform:

Content Pages have one primary chunk of content, and customizing the page to add one or two additional widgets is OPTIONAL Landing Pages have multiple pieces of content of equal importance on one page, and customizing the page is REQUIRED

Additionally, special Hero widgets (Hero and Color Band) can only be used on Landing Pages.

Class Listings

The Class Listings widget allows Site Builders to embed a filtered list of classes from the Berkeley Academic Guide. The Academic Guide is is a robust tool to help the campus community explore Berkeley’s curricula and find classes, with various filters available.

Listings Widgets

There are several "listings" widgets available, which allow you to show a listing of content with various display options. The workflow for constructing Listings widgets is to build your content first (i.e., create Content pages, News items, FAQ items, etc.), and then select Listings widgets that will display your content as desired.

People Feature

The People feature allows you to create content for individual people, which can be featured/listed in a few different ways. This feature is a good way to create and showcase a directory of people on your site.

Data Visualization Widget

The Data Visualization widget allows you to embed accessible, interactive data visualizations created using Everviz (formerly Highcharts Cloud). Dozens of chart types and variations are available, including line, spline, area, column, bar, pie, and scatter charts.


Portfolio allows site builders to create filterable grid displays of content. You can choose which content items to display, with or without filters.

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:

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