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Getting started with the University website

The University of Edinburgh is a huge institution with a big beast of a website, so as the newest recruit to the University Website Programme team – Editorial Development Officer – I’m still finding my feet in week three.

What this slightly uncomfortable state encourages one to do is to look around for safe refuge, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the amount of support and resources available for everyone involved in the upkeep and development of the website, whether using Polopoly or another system, or using social media and blogs.

Training and support

To start getting up to speed with the website and Polopoly, I’ve been working my way through some of these resources and have discovered helpful treasures along the way. Whichever approach suits you best, wiki, downloadable resources, training sessions, one-to-one support, or a combination – these are all available. Take a look at the wiki for an overview.

New website support email

It’s also worth mentioning here that if you are looking for some help with your website, we have a new email address which offers exactly what it says on the tin: (the old address still works, we just felt this was a bit clearer).

Hopefully this post might remind you of some of the resources we have available to support your work on your websites and I’ll look forward to meeting some of you at the next Web Publishers Community session on 29 April.

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