What is a Dev Website?

As we start the redesign process of a website, the web operations team will build out a Word Press Content Management system that at first serves as a development website (i.e. DEV) before it is released as a live website accessible by all. The Dev version your website will serve as the ultimate testing ground on how the website will function in a live environment.

Example: dev.spanport.ucla.edu is what the redesign of spanport.ucla.edu began as when we launched the Word Press Content Management system for the Spanish Portuguese departmental website redesign. When the website goes live, we remove the test environment Dev from the URL while everything we built within the Dev environment stays the same when we move the site over to a live version.

Before we begin expecting anyone within a department to help us add or edit content in a DEV website we will supply you with the proper Dev URL, as well as secure username password to login.