Blogs & Websites

WordPress (WP) is an easy-to-use web editor that can be used to create blogs and websites with its what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) interface.

LEARN HOW TO USE WP

THEMES/PLUGINS: WordPress is customizable by the use of themes and plugins. In addition to the default themes, users may purchase additional themes/plugins (must provide copy of the invoice to prove ownership); however, the theme or plugin will be subjected to review (and could be rejected) by VSU Web Services. Web Services must install and assess themes/plugins users wish to use. It is advisable to discuss your needs with Web Services as the plugins/themes you want may already be installed and you simply need access to them.

REQUEST A WORDPRESS SITE: VSU faculty, staff, registered student organizations, and departments can use the WordPress environment as a supplemental web-designing resource and as an alternative to personal sites hosted at mypages.valdosta.edu. WordPress, however, is not a replacement for department/program sites developed in Cascade that are published to Valdosta State University main site, www.valdosta.edu. VSU wants to avoid duplicating efforts or information and provide a consistent experience for our users.

Email Web Services at webservices@valdosta.edu to request a site; include the following information:

  • Your name and VSU username
  • The purpose for the site and the intended audience
  • A site name (the requested name may be changed)

Web Services will then contact you with additional information. Your new Valdosta State University blog URL address typically will be: http://blog.valdosta.edu/your-site-name. Log in using your MyVSU username only and password at http://blog.valdosta.edu/wp-login.php

NOTE: Unique domain names (ex. www.vsuspectator.com) can be purchased with approval and at the expense of the department, faculty, or staff member.

Visit the Web Services Blog to see examples of departmental blogs created using WordPress.


HOW TO USE WORDPRESS:

The latest version of WordPress introduces the Gutenberg block content editor:

new wordpress block editor          

GUIDES AND TUTORIALS

Need more help? Contact Web Services or Information Technology or Submit a Service Ticket