Our service portfolio is a collection of products and services that have been selected to provide a robust digital communications platform for all strategic communications and marketing teams at MU and UM System. Complete a Service Request or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any of the services below.
Websites using WordPress or Drupal
WordPress and Drupal are two popular CMS solutions with large support communities. Hosting for both CMSs is provided through the Division of IT.
Static website hosting
Sometimes, you need a site that is simple or too small to bother with a full content management system. In these situations, we can help you by providing simple web hosting. The hosting service is charged monthly.
Custom website development
Digital Service provides custom web development to departments at the University of Missouri on a time and material basis. Using university resources to develop small or medium sized websites is cost effective and cheaper than using an outside vendor. Our process includes discovery with the department (identify scope, discover content/audience, functional requirements, workflow needs, etc…) and then a detailed estimate is provided for review. Development will then proceed with a dedicated web developer for the project with oversight from the department and Digital Service. Charges for the project will be processed to a university account after the work is accepted. If you need custom web development, request a consultation with Digital Service.
Website development using preferred vendors
After consulting with Digital Service, it may become clear that the resources required to complete a proposed project are more than the university has available. When that is the case, we will recommend using one of the Preferred Vendors we have on contract.
We are available to assist departments in designing and launching new websites using either WordPress, Drupal or static HTML. Departments are required to provide all content for websites and Digital Service will provide expertise to produce websites following University of Missouri standards on a time and material basis. Contact us to schedule a discovery session where we will discuss your needs and identify solutions.
Custom development of plugins and modules
Digital Service staff can develop and implement WordPress plugins or Drupal modules as required to automate well-defined business processes. Digital Service will provide expertise to design and develop custom applications following University of Missouri standards on a time and material basis.
Maintenance and support
Every website launched requires maintenance over time to make sure it remains secure, performs properly and receives updates to software and code. Digital Service does not currently provide maintenance of content, but we do provide CMS, plugin/module and supporting tool updates as required. Contact us for more information about website support services.