Web CMS Service

The Web CMS service provides appropriate campus units the ability to easily create and manage Web content that complies with campus Web policies and standards for branding and communication. The service is available to UC Davis business and academic administrative units, including colleges, schools, and academic departments whose Web content is owned by the Regents of the University of California.

More information is available at http://cms.ucdavis.edu. Specifics about getting an account to use the service can be found at http://cms.ucdavis.edu/onboarding/index.html.


  • FREE to use
  • Reduces the need for specialized skills to build and maintain websites
  • Facilitates the creation and management of standards-compliant websites
  • Supports consistent branding across university websites
  • Supports UC requirements for Web content accessibility
  • Centrally managed infrastructure
  • Online training classes with options for in-person training sessions
  • Ticketing system to track and resolve support requests


  • Two highly flexible, configurable page templates
  • More than 10 different site color schemes to pick from
  • Allows client defined JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets
  • Content modules that offer form-based maintenance of:
    • RSS feeds
    • Slide carousels
    • Videos
    • FAQs
    • Faculty/staff listings
  • Incorporate dynamic database content into Web page content
  • Supports all server-side coding environments including PHP, ColdFusion, .NET
  • Web-based interface means no software to install

Who uses the service

  • UC Davis campus home site
  • Administration and Resource Management
  • Offices of the Provost and Chancellor
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Student Affairs
  • Information and Educational Technology
  • Shrem Museum of Art
  • Development and Alumni Affairs
  • Chemistry
  • Human Ecology
  • And many more …