What is WordPress

WordPress (WP) is an easy-to-use, theme-based web editor offered to Valdosta State University employees and official student organizations who wish to create individual, purpose-driven blogs and websites with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) interface. In other words, you do not need to know how to code to create attractive, professional-looking sites. In addition to the default themes, users may purchase additional themes/plugins to customize their sites. Discuss your unique needs with Web Services.

What WordPress Is Not

VSU WordPress  is not a replacement for colleges, departments, or program websites developed in Cascade that are published to Valdosta State University main site at www.valdosta.edu. Nor is it a replacement for instructional content and learning modules that are better suited for BlazeVIEW or GoVIEW, the University’s online learning management systems. VSU WordPress sites cannot be used for personal commerce or to post or promote illegal or inappropriate content.

Content published must abide by the University’s Information Resources Acceptable Use Policy.

How to Request a VSU WordPress Site

VSU employees and official student organizations can email Web Services at webservices@valdosta.edu to request an individual WordPress site; include the following information:

  • Your name and VSU username
  • The purpose for the site and the intended audience
  • A site name (short and memorable; example: blog.valdosta.edu/blaze)
    • The requested name may be changed if it is already taken.
    • Unique domain names (ex. www.vsuspectator.com) can be purchased with approval and at the expense of the department, faculty, staff or student organization.

Your new Valdosta State University blog web address typically will be:


How to Log In & Use Your WordPress Site

Log in to edit your site at https://blog.valdosta.edu/wp-login.php 

Use your MyVSU username only and password


02. Post and Author
03. Add Text
04. Hyperlinks
05.Image Edits
06. Image Info and Alt Text
07. Tags and Category
08. Continue Reading
09. Add Bio
10. Preview, Publish, Update
11. Share Link 



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