ACTION NEEDED: Your SiteMaker Sites go offline October 30

From: Project Team via SM messaging

To: All remaining site owners and unit admins

CC: SitemakerReplacement@umich.edu, itssc-lds@umich.edu

Date: Friday 9-18

Subject line: ACTION NEEDED: Your SiteMaker Sites go offline October 30

 

You are receiving this message because our records show that you are the owner or co-owner of one or more SiteMaker sites. Please be aware of the following important information:

  • On August 28, 2015, SiteMaker sites became read-only. They are still accessible for viewing, but you may no longer edit your site content.

  • On October 30, 2015, all remaining SiteMaker sites will be taken offline and they will no longer be viewable or accessible. Sites can only be archived or deleted after that date.

  • On November 30, 2015 ITS will decommission SiteMaker.

These changes are taking place as part of the SiteMaker Transition project. If we have already been in contact with you regarding a solution, you can disregard the rest of this message.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Go to the SiteMaker home page and select My Websites in the upper left to find your site(s).

  • If you no longer need your site(s): You can ignore this message or contact the ITS Service Center to request they be deleted. (Please do not reply to this email.)

  • If you want to keep your site(s): You can request an archive through the ITS Service Center or review the options available for moving them out of SiteMaker before the service is decommissioned at the end of November. The project team has compiled a list of alternative Web hosting services for consideration.

  • We encourage you to add a notification about going offline on October 30 to your SiteMaker homepage(s) so visitors are aware of this change. We have posted instructions for how to do this.

For more details view the project roadmap and read the latest project updates for details. Please contact the ITS Service Center if you have questions or concerns, or need assistance. Thank you!

The SiteMaker Project Team

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