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Managing Your CMS Site

Find tools and resources for managing your CMS site.


Websites require ongoing maintenance. Content needs to be kept fresh and accessible per the latest best practices.

The University of California Information Technology Accessibility Policy requires compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA standards for all web-based information. WTS recommends the use of Siteimprove for scanning for accessibility issues.

Review the UC San Diego Brand Guidelines website.



  • Siteimprove - Find and address accessibility and quality assurance issues with your site. Includes a broken link checker for both pages and PDFs. UC San Diego has access to Siteimprove with no additional charge to site managers.


  • Google Analytics - Track site usage to see what your users are visiting the most. Google Analytics is available on all CMS sites.

Link checkers


Use these supplements to increase the functionality of your site.

Note: Review the UC San Diego websites terms of use before using third-party add-ons. Make sure the add-ons do not conflict with these terms.


Resources for embedding online calendars.

Event Registration

Resources for embedding online event calendars.


Resources for sending newsletters.

  • MailChimp (Free* for 2,000 subscribers and up to 12,000 emails for month)

URL Shortening

Resources for creating shorter URLs.

You can also contact us if you need a vanity URL (e.g. alias for your CMS website. Allow at least 2 business days for this request.

Video Sharing

Resources for uploading and sharing videos on your website.

Web Forms

Web forms allow you to gather data and include things such as surveys and contact forms on your website.