Setting Up Plymouth Create (Domain of One's Own)

Summary

This article gives a brief introduction and describes the process of setting up Plymouth Create/Domain of One's Own.

Content

Introduction

Plymouth State's Plymouth Create Domain of One's Own (DoOO) gives students the tools needed to explore their digital identity and construct their own space online. The following is how-to documentation for creating, managing, and maintaining a WordPress site through the University's instance. 

Getting Started

Navigate to www.plymouthcreate.net and click on the Get Started button.

Plymouth Create Homepage


Login using your Plymouth State University username and password (single sign-on) 

single sign on screen

Enter the domain name of your choice. (You can only do this once, so choose wisely!)

Choose Your Domain

On the Review page, ensure your contact information and domain are correct. Then click Sign Up.

Review Information

You should be brought to CPanel (Control Panel). If so, you are all set up and now have a website!

CPanel

Installing Wordpress

The next step is installing Wordpress, the CMS (Content Management System) that can be used for managing your website. WordPress is the most commonly used CMS in the world, so it has an enormous amount of digital documentation on the web. More Plymouth-Specific documentation can be provided by Learning Design and Technology, and support for innovative solutions to more specific customization and implementation for Wordpress can be provided by the Digital and Open Consultants in the Open Teaching & Learning Collaborative.

You can also find our support at https://plymouthcreate.net/support/

Click on the WordPress link in the Applications section of CPanel.

Wordpress

Create a new instance of WordPress by clicking the + Install this application button.

Change the username, password (don't forget to write these down) the site title, and tagline, scroll down and click + Install.

Install Settings

Wait for the installation to complete.

Installation

Bookmark the links. The first is your public URL, and the second (wp-admin) is the page manager.

Links

Familiarize yourself with the WordPress Dashboard:

  • Pages is where you can manage your individual pages
  • Posts is where you can manage your blog-like page content
  • Appearance is where you can change your website's theme
  • Plugins is where you can add widgets and plugins that make your site even fancier.

Dashboard

Need Additional Help?

Contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.

For additional training see Academic Technology training calendar

For more tutorials, there are various online sources full of documentation. You can also stop by the CoLab and talk to our staff about making your website more functional and professional.

Details

Article ID: 3069
Created
Fri 10/2/20 5:22 PM
Modified
Fri 10/1/21 9:01 AM
Applicable Institution(s):
Plymouth State University (PSU)