WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Account Eligibility and Obtaining Access

WiscWeb is a content management system intended for use by departments.

In this document:

Eligibility Policy

As a University-funded service, WiscWeb is approved for all faculty/staff/researchers for use on departmental/divisional websites. WiscWeb sites can be edited by anyone with an active NetID, but a full-time faculty/staff member must be designated as the primary contact for the site. WiscWeb sites are not intended for personal use.

Visit WiscWeb's Terms of Service for more information.


These classifications can request new sites and edit existing sites.
  • Departments
  • Instructors
  • Staff
  • Researchers

Eligible, if Editing a Department or Divisional Site and Have Active NetID

These classifications are not eligible to request new sites but can edit existing departmental/divisional sites.
  • Retired faculty/staff/emeriti (Not eligible for personal use)
  • Students (Not eligible for personal use)


The following are not covered in the WiscWeb Terms of Service:
  • Personal use sites
  • Faculty profile sites (Lab sites accepted. More details in WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Options for Faculty Profiles)
  • Registered Student Organizations
  • Student Organizations
  • Sensitive/restricted data
  • Protected Sites
  • Community/non-profit organizations and events (regardless of their relation to University research or initiatives)
  • Sites unrelated to the goals and mission of the University

Getting Access

Visit the WiscWeb website for more information on how to get started.

Users can request a new WiscWeb site by filling out the New Site Request form.

Alternative Options for Sites Not Covered Under WiscWeb

The following options are recommended for sites that are not approved for use under WiscWeb:
  • The Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN) can be used for Registered Student Organization sites. 
  • Google Sites can be used for student org, personal, and faculty profile websites. Please note that while Google Sites is available to all students and staff, support for this tool is limited on campus.
  • Free Content Management Systems (CMS) also can be used for student org and personal websites.

See Also:

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Owner:Jenna K.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2010-04-08 18:00 CSTUpdated:2021-10-08 14:05 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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