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Departmental Publishing

Follow these steps to publish from Web Central:

  1. Get an ITS user number

    Get one account with at least one user number validated for UTS. Get a separate user number for each person who will be publishing. Get all user numbers validated for UTS. As a general rule, people responsible for producing printed publications in your department should be responsible for the Web versions of those documents.

    If you need help to open an account, add user numbers to an existing account, or get existing user numbers validated for UTS, talk to your Technical Support Contact. For more information, call the ITS accounting office at 475-9210 and say, "I am with ________ department and want to publish in the Web from UTS." (You fill in the blank.)

  2. Log in to UTS at least once using an SSH client program

    All publishers must login to UTS (host at least once to change their login name. Names must be 8 or fewer characters. Change your login name to one that reflects the department you work for. Do not change it to your name. For example, zoology is a good login name, billy is not. The name you pick is important, because you will sign all Web pages:

    When you transfer maintenance of the department's pages to another member of the department, remember to transfer the user name, password, and other information necessary for the new person to assume responsibility for the pages.

  3. Request a publishing directory

    Research centers, academic departments, and administrative units have special publishing areas on Web Central, and the Web Central test server is also available to departmental publishers for use as a test machine for Web Central. All of Web Central is not mirrored on this test server, however, all files used by the second level templates are available.

    To request a publishing directory on Web Central and/or the Web Central test server, complete this form (requires UT EID). You will receive confirmation, along with instructions on how to access the directory, within two work days. You will own and manage this directory.

  4. Read the publishing guidelines

    Please read all publishing guidelines. While these are guidelines and not requirements, we recommend that you be familiar with them.

  5. Learn basic HTML

  6. Learn basic UNIX

    You should know how to create, delete, and move files and directories. If you use Fetch, you can perform many of these tasks with it.

  7. Learn to manage files and directories

    You will be publishing from Web Central, a UNIX machine. You must learn the tips and techniques for managing your files and directories.

  8. Put your files in your publishing directory

    Put all the files that you want to publish in your new publishing directory or in subdirectories that you create. If you create your HTML files on a Mac or PC, use Fetch or WS_FTP to transfer them from your microcomputer to your publishing directory. See instructions for uploading.

  Updated 2011 May 31
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