KnowledgeBase: WordPress

What is a blog?

A blog is personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis (Wikipedia, 2013).  A blog allows ones to add new material to revolving around various topics or the same one.
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Why should I host my blog on blogs.morgan.edu?

This is a great question! Please see our comparison table and make an informed decision. CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPARISON
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How do I get a WordPress site?

Please read the instructions on our request a site page.  We support websites related to teaching, research, and communication for faculty/staff projects and officially recognized University groups and programs.  Student organizations may have a site upon request from their academic adviser.
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How do I learn WordPress

WordPress has official documentation that assist users in creation of a wordpress site. Also, this website www.morgan.edu/websupport will be a resource for training materials that are specific to the MSU environment, including plugin-specific materials.
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Can I add my own plugins and themes?

MSU WordPress is in a secure environment.  Web Communications tests all themes and plugins for security problems, compatibility problems, user experience issues, and performance issues before deploying them to the live sites. With over 16,000 plugins and 14,000 themes on WordPress.org alone, many of them may not play nicely with each other or with the latest version of WordPress.  Additionally, not all are designed to co-exist with certain themes, and must be thoroughly tested to…
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How long can I keep my blog/site?

As long as your site is active and does not violate University policies, we will continue to host your site.  However, if your site has been inactive for (2) years, we reserve the right to remove your site from our servers. We ask that each site request designates and administrative contact and technical contact.  In the event that we can't reach one or the other listed individuals.  If your site has a sponsor organization, such…
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