Examples of UChicago Sites
Would you like to see real-world examples of what you can do with a UChicago Site? Follow the links below to visit websites built on the UChicago Sites platform:
A new template—the UChicago Unit Website template—is now available on the UChicago Voices platform (voices.uchicago.edu). Aligned with the theme used on the pay-for-use UChicago Sites platform, the new Voices template is free to use and is available entirely self-service for members of the University of Chicago community.
To create a new website on Voices using the new UChicago Unit Website template, follow the instructions included at the end of this page.
Unlike UChicago Sites, which has a fee of $500/year per hosted website and requires IT Services-provided support for use, UChicago Voices is provided to members of the University of Chicago community free of charge and entirely self-service. Voices is built upon the industry standard WordPress content management system.
Voices enables website owners to independently create, build, launch, and maintain a website.
IT Services support is only needed when a domain (or web address) of an existing non-Voices website will need to be redirected to a Voices website. For example, an existing non-Voices website with URL xyz123.uchicago.edu can, in most instances, be redirected to voices.uchicago.edu/xyz123. In this example, a website visitor will still be able to use the branded URL xyz123.uchicago.edu, however he/she will be automatically redirected to the Voices URL voices.uchicago.edu/xyz123.
Because Voices is free of charge and self-service, customizations to templates on Voices—such as the new UChicago Sites-based template, as well as any existing or subsequent templates—will be limited. Also, additional functionality beyond what is currently offered through Voices—especially functionality that involves transactional or interactive behavior (e.g., event registration and tracking more complex than a simple form or program enrollment functionality)—will not be available.
To create a new website on Voices using the new template, navigate to voices.uchicago.edu. For questions about Voices, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owners of existing UChicago Sites websites will continue to receive support and maintenance for their existing websites, and will continue to be billed the annual fee for hosting and maintenance. Owners who wish to migrate their Sites website(s) to the UChicago Unit Website template in Voices should review the instructions for launching a new site at voices.uchicago.edu. Migration support is also available through IT Services. To inquire about costs associated with migration assistance, please contact Web Services https://webservices.uchicago.edu/contact/.