Web support

Guidance and support for authors of the University's website.

Website and staff profile edits

Staff and PGR student profiles

All members of staff at Essex have an online staff profile. Each staff member is responsible for keeping their profile information up to date.

Making changes to the Staff, Student and Information Directories

Find out how to make edits to the Staff or Information Directory.

Making changes to departmental websites and course finder

The processes and best contacts for changing content on the departmental or course pages of the website.

Using Sitecore (for web authors)

Sitecore: the basics

Guide to getting started with Sitecore, including logging in, publishing and more.

Editing text in Sitecore

How to make text changes on the website using Sitecore.

Creating links

How to create different types of hyperlinks in paragraph text.

Editing the Staff and Student Directories

Find out what you need to know about editing the Staff and Student Directories

Creating an event on the website

How to create and list an event on the website.

Uploading documents and images to the Media Library

How to upload documents and images to the Media Library and how to format them correctly.

Sitecore modules

Sitecore has a range of modules to help you build and display your content.

Web editing resources

A set of guides for staff members who are responsible for editing the University's website.

Creating a blog in Sitecore

Guide to creating blog posts in Sitecore.

Skills development

Search engine optimisation (SEO)

What is SEO, why it matters and what you can do to improve your pages' performance.

Web accessibility

Find out what you need to do to make sure your web pages comply with web accessibility regulations.

Becoming a web author

The procedure for training staff to become authors of the University website.

Writing for the web

Find out how you can structure and write effective web content.

Help and support

Requesting a new web page or external website

Information about the procedure for requesting a new University web page or website.

Web support drop-in sessions

Looking for help editing the website? Come along to a web support drop-in.