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Cloud-based Website Content Management System (CMS)

About CMS

ITS coordinates the subscription of Wix, an off-the-shelf cloud-based solution, to provide departments with a new alternative for setting up their websites.

Wix is best fit for HKU departments who wish to set up websites

  • with simple layouts e.g. events/conferences/projects
  • within a short timeframe
  • with little website design/administration knowledge
  • Wix template for HKU department website is available for use

Below are the features and characteristics of Wix:

  • An easy to use website CMS, mainly by drag and drop
  • Provide over 500 templates of website design and over 250 add-on features
  • Artificial Design editor Intelligent  (ADI) can set up a website for you by answering a few questions
  • Mobile friendly (without additional efforts)
  • Secure with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), ISO 27001 & ISO 27018 compliance

For more details, please view the training materials prepared by ITS (https://www.its.hku.hk/SMARTER-IT/cms#training_materials) and visit Wix’s website at https://www.wix.com.

Key Benefits

  • Quick win (short delivery lead time)
  • Easy to set up and maintain a website (little/no programming skills is required)
  • Nice templates and layouts readily available 
  • Cloud-based solution requires
    • No system set up
    • No server maintenance/update effort
    • Security compliance

Provision through Central Cost

  1. Each department is provisioned with a number of CMS websites through central cost.
    No. of CMS website provision
    = (No. of professoriate staff in a department/3 + No. of professoriate staff in a department/20) or 3, whichever is larger
  2. Additional websites can be requested at the cost of HK$600/website on a yearly basis.


  1. A designated training website https://www.cms.its.hku.hk is set up by ITS using Wix.  It consolidates the commonly used information for setting up a Wix website e.g. Get Started Guide for quick reference by departments.  Departments can also refer to the information-rich website of Wix.
  2. Hands-on training are being arranged.  Please click here for registration.  

Training Materials

Please click here for the training materials of the hands-on training.

Reference Sites

Please click here to see the reference sites set up by HKU departments using Wix. 

Get Started

First thing first – please sign up a Wix account and a Wix site by following the procedures at https://www.cms.its.hku.hk/sign-up. After a Wix site is set up, please fill in CF83 - Application for Cloud-based Website Content Management System (CMS) and WordPress CMS.


In case you have questions in using Wix, please contact

  1. ITS Service Desk
  2. Contact Wix Help Center