Blogs & Websites

 

WordPress (WP) is an easy-to-use, theme-based web editor that can be used to create 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. WordPress, however, 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, the University’s online learning management system. All content published by users must abide by the University’s Information Resources Acceptable Use Policy.

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: 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:

         

VIDEO TUTORIAL PLAYLIST:

Below is the Video Tutorial Playlist. The playlist consists of 9 different videos each discussing a different aspect of WordPress. To change which video you are seeing click on the icon in the upper right corner (three lines with a play symbol) and select the video you would like to see in the dropdown.

  1. Login to WordPress
  2. Post and Author
  3. Add Text
  4. Images Edits
  5. Image Info and Alt Text
  6. Tags and Category
  7. Continue Reading
  8. Add Bio
  9. Share Link


 

ADDITIONAL GUIDES AND TUTORIALS

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