Registering Your Domain

Follow these steps to register your domain name. Once your domain is registered, you’ll be ready to customize your site. To register your domain, visit musites.org. 1. Click Get Started or Login. You are prompted to log in to WordPress. Log in using your Maryville University credentials.   2. Type your first name and last […]

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Suggested Web Design Applications

MU Sites supports any application you want to install. If you want to build a website, there are several applications available to help. The software you would install to build a website is different than the software you would use to build a wiki. The below guide compares three wiki apps: Drupal, Known, and WordPress. […]

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Installing a CMS

Now that you’ve registered your domain, you need to install a content management system (CMS) to help you create your website. If you visit your domain, a welcome page appears, but no other content is present. This is because your domain doesn’t have a CMS installed.   A CMS is an application that helps you […]

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Installing WordPress

Follow these steps to install WordPress from your cPanel. 1. Log in to your cPanel via musites.org/dashboard. 2. In the Web Applications section, under Featured Applications, click WordPress.   3. Click install this application.   4. On the Install page, confirm your domain name automatically appeared in the Domain text box. Leave the Directory text box […]

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Customizing Your WordPress Site

Congratulations! Your WordPress site is up and running. Now, it’s time to change some automatic features and customize the design of your blog or website. Now is the perfect time to personalize your site. In this section, we’ll discuss: Navigating to Your WordPress Dashboard Deleting the WordPress Automatic Features Titling Your Blog Changing Your Theme […]

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Writing and Scheduling Blog Posts

Now that you’ve customized your site, you can start writing and scheduling blog posts about a variety of topics. In this section, we’ll discuss: Writing Your First Blog Post Scheduling Blog Posts Writing Your First Blog Post Follow these steps to write your first blog post. 1. From your WordPress dashboard, click Posts, and then […]

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Using WordPress Plug-Ins

Plug-ins are like apps on your phone — you download them and they automate functions for your website. WordPress has thousands of plug-ins you can install in order to do everything from present song lyrics on your website to creating an online store. In order to familiarize you with the process of downloading and using […]

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