• Modern: UConn’s web template supports mobile & tablet devices.
    Live Sites with Default Templates
  • Cost saving: No need to purchase or install additional software (i.e. Dreamweaver)
  • Slideshows for your homepage that you can manage
  • Documents are easier to upload and share
  • Navigation menus that you can rearrange and rename
  • Blogs as well as traditional websites are supported
  • Easy Access: Your site can be edited from any computer
  • Centrally Managed security, updates, and maintenance
  • and a whole lot more…
Aurora is powered by WordPress, and a more detailed feature list of that core system is available at the WordPress Codex.

Quick Stats

Since the launch in July 2013, Aurora now (as of 3/23/16) has:

  • 1,525 sites/accounts. Among them, 874 are live with a default template and 88 are live with a custom/child theme.
  • 15,055 users. About 1,519 participants have attended the 109 classes held since August 2013.
  • 23 sandboxes in total for custom development:
    • 1 for UITS Web Team
    • Remaining 22 for the following units:
      1. Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP)
      2. Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
      3. Complex Materials by Computational Design Group (IMS Satori)
      4. Department of Human Resources
      5. Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
      6. Department of Public Policy
      7. eCampus
      8. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
      9. Library
      10. Office of Diversity and Equity
      11. Office of Intersession and Summer Session Programs
      12. Office of Student Financial Aid Services
      13. Payroll
      14. Public Safety
      15. School of Business
      16. School of Education
      17. School of Engineering
      18. School of Fine Arts
      19. UConn Foundation
      20. UConn Hartford
      21. UConn Health
      22. University Communications
  • 23 custom plugins

Upcoming Features

Development Roadmap

Feature Wishlist

The Aurora Governance Committee meets periodically to prioritize various requested features for development. As a result, we have a Feature Wishlist.