Help Guides

Browse our guides to get started with Domain of One’s Own and WordPress, and for digital tools and media resources. For additional help, students can make a tutorial appointment or drop by the Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) in HCC 408. Faculty and staff can contact or visit the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) in HCC 410.

Signing Up on Domain of One's Own

Getting started, signing up, and domain verification

Brief Introduction to cPanel

Navigating cPanel and common uses

Creating Subdomains & Subdirectories

Adding additional sites with a subdomain or a subdirectory in cPanel

Installing WordPress

Using Installatron in cPanel to install, choose a template, uninstall, and clone a WordPress site, and logging into WordPress

WordPress Basics

Brief introduction to WordPress elements (including editors), choosing themes and plugins, recommended plugins

Gutenberg Editor

A walkthrough of the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg

Adding Users to a WordPress Site

User permissions, new user sign up, logging in as a new user

Student Template

A WordPress template that can help you start creating a site that could be used for, but not limited to, a personal blog, professional resume site, and/or a portfolio site.

Faculty Course Blog Template

This WordPress template is designed for course blogs where the website is on the faculty’s account and students are contributing to the site as users. This setup is similar to how UMW Blogs is commonly used, but with more and updated features.

Faculty Course Site Template

This WordPress template is designed for faculty who would like to have a course where students are not contributing to the site and instead, potentially have their own sites.

Digital Tools & Media

Resource guide for different types of tools

Domain Migration

What happens when you leave UMW, how to take your domain and/or websites with you