About WebPublish

What is WebPublish?

WebPublish is Queen's centrally-supported content management system (CMS) for creating websites. It is a comprehensive solution for building and maintaining websites that are available to the public on the world wide web.

Why use WebPublish?

  • It's a free service.
  • It supports the university's goals of creating a unified and branded user experience across Queen's online presence.
  • WebPublish makes it easy to keep the Queen's "look and feel" while still creating a site that is unique.
  • Built-in styles and templates offer many layout options while maintaining a clean and professional look.
  • It's flexible. There are three tiers of service to choose from, depending on your needs and resources. No web developer skills are required to use the "Basic" service. Customization by web developers is enabled in the "Custom" and "Advanced" Service.
  • Training for web editors is offered regularly.
  • Dedicated IT Services staff are available to answer support questions.
  • Documentation specific to the Queen's environment is provided.
  • The WebPublish CMS is compliant with visual identity, accessibility, privacy, and security requirements.

Who can use WebPublish?

  • any academic faculty, school, department, or program
  • research groups and labs
  • campus service units
  • some departmental and interdepartmental initiatives
  • student groups and associations with a full-time faculty or staff sponsor 

Please note: Individual faculty members are not eligible to use WebPublish for their professional profiles at this time, but a new solution will be offered early in 2021.

The service tiers:


Get your site up and running quickly and easily with the Basic service. This service-level offers centrally-maintained templates and features, and several channels for user support.

Custom (coming soon)

Need to customize the look of your site? If you have a background in HTML and CSS, you can use the Custom service to customize your site's theming.

Advanced (coming soon)

With great power comes great responsibility! The Advanced service offers complete control over your site: theme, modules and all. If you have a full-time web developer resource, this service may be for you.

Usage guidelines

The usage guidelines outline your roles and responsibilities for maintaining Queen's-affiliated web content.

Get to know the WebPublish usage guidelines

Release notes

Curious about what's coming next for WebPublish? Visit our Release Notes page to see the most recent updates to the tool.

Check the latest release notes

Emergency communications

University-wide emergency messaging is automatically displayed on every WebPublish site.

More about emergency messaging

Website governance

There is a new Queen's committee that provides oversight for the university’s public websites.

Learn more about the new committee

WebPublish 2.0 decommission

All current WebPublish site owners are required to migrate their existing site content to the new WebPublish 3.0 service by October 1, 2021.

More on site migration and support