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Overview

CampusPress is a cloud WordPress provider that specializes in higher education. MIT has licensed CampusPress with the aim of allowing the community (students, faculty, and staff) to create unlimited personal or departmental web sites free of cost. Campus Press is the successor to Drupal Cloud.

CampusPress, aka Sites, is the intended replacement for Drupal Cloud.

Getting a Site

MIT CampusPress instance is available at https://sites.mit.edu. Anyone in the MIT community is able to request a site using the 'Request a Site' link in the main menu and button on the front page.

Getting Help

The hosting service for Sites, CampusPress, provides extensive documentation for site designers and administrators. Their documentation is available at https://campuspress.com/docs/.

If you have questions that cannot be answered in the Documentation, you can open a support ticket directly with CampusPress through their support page at https://campuspress.com/docs/support-ticket/. The IS&T Help Desk will not be able to assist with issues with your site.

Note that IS&T cannot assist you with designing or troubleshooting your site.

MIT Specific documentation is available in the main site page.

FAQ

The Sites FAQ is available here https://sites.mit.edu/frequently-asked-questions/.

Custom CSS/HTML

IS&T has written additional documentation on adding custom HTML and CSS to sites here https://sites.mit.edu/adding-custom-html-custom-css/.

Inviting Contributors to Join Your Site

IS&T has written additional documentation on inviting others to join your site here https://sites.mit.edu/adding-contributors-to-your-site/.

Adding Publications

IS&T has written additional documentation on adding a database of academic publications to a site here https://sites.mit.edu/adding-publications-to-your-site/.

Custom Forms

IS&T has written additional documentation on creating custom forms on a site here https://sites.mit.edu/creating-forms/.

E-Commerce

IS&T has written additional documentation on integrating a site with Stripe or CyberSource here https://sites.mit.edu/ecommerce/.

Custom page access restrictions

IS&T has written additional documentation on how to restrict access to parts of a site here https://sites.mit.edu/restricting-access-to-pages/.

Additional escalation information for Help Staff can be found here:
  • [hd:Sites (CampusPress) Recon]

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January 25, 2024

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