Blogs & Websites

VSU faculty, staff, 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.

Individual VSU students have the option to host personal pages on the MyPages server.

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:
Please contact Web Services at webservices@valdosta.edu

Web Services will then contact you with additional information.

  • Your new Valdosta State University blog site 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

Domain names can be purchased and used with the system (ex. www.vsuspectator.com)

EXAMPLES OF VSU BLOGS:
Visit http://blog.valdosta.edu to see a list of department blogs created using WordPress.

HELP WITH USING WORDPRESS: