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

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.

Using Siteimprove on an Open Berkeley site

We now have a systemwide contract with Siteimprove, an automated tool for website accessibility, quality assurance, and search engine optimization (SEO). Any site owner can sign up for Siteimprove and begin accessing detailed reports that can help improve all these aspects of their site. Visit the IT Service Catalog for information about enrollment and training.

Can I use my own logo or icon?

Open Berkeley sites support the campus Berkeley Brand standards. The Berkeley wordmark, site name font, and Cal favicon (the icon displayed in the browser's tab bar) are part of the Berkeley Brand.

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

November 2, 2018

October 17, 2018

October 3, 2018