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.

REQUEST A WORDPRESS SITE:

Please contact Web Services at webservices@valdosta.edu

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 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

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

HOW TO USE WORDPRESS:

WordPress is an easy-to-use web editor that consists of a WYSIWYG interface. To learn to use WordPress, view the links below.
NOTE: The latest version of WordPress introduces a new block content editor known as the Gutenberg interface:
GUTENBERG BLOCK EDITOR INTERFACE

new wordpress block editor

CLASSIC EDITOR INTERFACE

classic interface of word press

  • View Hoonuit WordPress Video Tutorials via MyVSU


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.

EXAMPLES OF VSU BLOGS:

Visit the blog.valdosta.edu service information page to see a list of department blogs created using WordPress.