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CMS Site Requirements

The KU Template

The CMS KU Template block regions are unaltered with the exception of the Unit/Department Sidebar

The following blocks are within the Unit/Department Sidebar and appear on every page, unless an exception has been granted from the KU Office of Marketing and Communication:

  • “Why KU” Brag points
  • Far Above
  • KU Today Headline

Contact Information

There is a Contact page, which links to the Contact link in the footer

The contact information in the footer contains:

  • The street address
  • An email address
  • A phone number

Site Header

The site has a header image that was either provided by or approved by Marketing Communications.

The site title is readable on all devices.


Standard navigation is maintained for academic units or has been approved by Marketing and Communications

Non-academic unit navigation contains if applicable:

  • About
  • People
  • Resources

The width of the top and second level navigation fits on a single line and does not wrap to a second line on computer and tablet devices

All navigational links that take the site visitor to another website include the HTML entity » which appears as >> following the link


Links to files contain the file type following the linked text: (pdf) (doc) etc.

All URL links open in the same window

All email links show the email address: xxxxx@ku.edu

The site contains no broken links

Images and Slideshows

All images in each slideshow are the same dimension and fill the page the slideshow is placed on horizontally

All images utilize alternative text for ADA compliance


All phone numbers are formatted: xxx-xxx-xxxx


Academic unit sites contain degree information using the Degree — Add a Degree, and Degree — General Content, content types

Degrees abbreviations follow established degree standards: BA, MS, PhD etc

Degree — General Content pages contain:

  • An overview of the degree
  • Admission information
  • Curriculum
  • Information about careers

Information pertaining to all degrees offered resides in the Academics section


All person profiles are either created using the People content type or are imported from Faculty Pro

Training Calendar
CMS Help

If you are experiencing a critical issue with your live website, please contact the IT Customer Service Center at 864-8080 or itcsc@ku.edu.

For questions on CMS policy, look & feel, and all other issues, please visit our help page.

Please contact web services at 864-6415 or webservices@ku.edu for help with your site

Online help can be found under the How-To's section of this website.