Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about WordPress.
Who can have a WordPress Site?
Anyone who is a member of University staff or group affiliated with the University can request a site.
What should a WordPress Site be used for?
How do I request a WordPress Site?
What can the URL of my site be?
WordPress URLs take one of the following forms…
https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/mysitename – used for small faculty sites
https://blogs.manchester.ac.uk/mysitename – used primarily for blogging oriented sites
Should you wish one of the following URLs, you must obtain approval from The Division of Communications and Marketing…
The above sub domain and marketing URLs can be requested through LanDesk.
Can I customise my WordPress Site?
How do I publish my content?
WordPress differs to T4 in that there is no ‘staging server’ which transfers to a live site on a schedule.
WordPress content (posts / pages) can have one of several different statuses… namely Pending Review, Draft, Published. As soon as content is set to Published, it is live on your site. Whilst content is still being developed, it should be set to Draft or Pending Review.
Can I install plugins to add extra functionality to my WordPress Site?
Which other policies apply to WordPress?
Can I provide feedback on the WordPress service?
To leave us feedback, please complete the survey here.
Where can I find training in how to use Divi?
There is lots of training and video tutorials available on Divi’s own website, describing the Divi Builder, as well as all the content assets you can use in a page.
Additional questions? Get in touch with IT Apps – Digital Services.