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Getting Started with YaleSites

This resource will guide you in how to navigate, create content, and perform all the basic site-building activities offered by the new YaleSites platform. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced user, this guide is here to support you every step of the way. From understanding the user interface to customizing your site’s design, you’ll find detailed instructions, helpful tips, and best practices to help you build your site confidently and easily.

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Planning and Strategy

Content Creation and Management

Design and Site Building

  • Building with Blocks

    Our design system changes the paradigm for web building at Yale. Learn how to build with Blocks to make your content shine.

  • Building Your Menu

    Learn how to build a basic or mega menu on the new YaleSites Platform and wayfinding tactics to ensure users can easily navigate your site.

  • Reusable Blocks

    Speed up your workflow and simplify content management with Reusable Blocks, a powerful new YaleSites feature. 

  • Getting Started with YaleSites

    This resource will guide you in how to navigate, create content, and perform all the basic site-building YaleSites features.

  • Redirects and Site Migrations

    Correctly redirecting your URLs is one of the most important tasks of ensuring a successful site migration.

  • Supported Build on YaleSites

    If your site has been identified for supported build, the YaleSites team and ITS will help you rebuild on the new YaleSites platform.

Maintenance and Review

  • Getting Started with Siteimprove

    Siteimprove is a self-service application that can give website owners the insight they need to improve the quality and accessibility of their sites.

  • YaleSites Upgrade Pathways

    The YaleSites team and ITS have identified pathways for each site’s upgrade and migration process. Learn more about your pathway and how to prepare.

Developing on the YaleSites Platform

  • Working with a Vendor

    If your site has complex needs and your department has the budget, you can work with a web agency to build your site on the YaleSites platform.

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