Configure your site for publication

Configure your site for publication

Site Factory already creates a development URL where you actually work on your site in SiteFarm, but what about when you're ready to publish your site to your live URL? These steps in Site Factory will help you cover the required steps for publish configuration.

  1. Navigate to the site's card listing in Site Factory that you're ready to push to a live URL.
  2. Select the site card's submenu button located in the bottom right.
    Location of submenu button.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the Manage domains option.
    Set domain option.
  4. On the Associate a Domain screen, enter in the URL for your live site. If you don't already have a domain name URL for your site, be sure to email the campus host clerk for assistance.
  5. Click the Associate Domain button to continue.
  6. Now that your site is set up in Site Factory, it's time to email the campus host clerk to CNAME your UC Davis domain name (deptsite.ucdavis.edu) to your Site Factory domain name (deptsite.ucdsitefarm.acsitefactory.com). The process can take as long as four hours, so once the host clerk confirms the work has been done you can check your UC Davis domain name to see if it shows your new site.