Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Sites at Penn State and WordPress, from basic WordPress features to theme and plugin set-up instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some quick answers to popular questions. To find and browse for more answers, please use the search or refer to Penn State’s documentation in the right sidebar menu and the Edublogs Documentation and User Guides.
How do I make a site private? (What happened to the Protect to PSU plugin?)
What happened to Jetpack / WordPress.com Stats?
What happened to the Contributions plugin?
- Go to Dashboard > Users > Reports and set the filters
- Locate the user in Dashboard > Users and click the Reports link under their name
You can also download reports in PDF & CSV file formats.
Why can't users log in with Friends of Penn State accounts?
What happened to the Site Cloner plugin?
Can I export my site after I graduate or leave the University?
Reference: Moving a Site
Why is my website not showing up in Google results?
Can I upload themes and plugins to my site?
Go to Plugins > All in your dashboard and click on Activate below the plugin you want to use.
Sites at Penn State/CampusPress is powered by a customized version of WordPress multisite. Most plugins are designed to work on a single installs of self hosted WordPress and many won’t work on WordPress Multisite.
All plugins installed have been thoroughly tested and customized to ensure they are compatible and don’t cause problems. You can’t upload themes or plugins to your blog.
Reference: Plugins Overview
Can I change the URL of my site?
As in from sites.psu.edu/currentname to sites.psu.edu/somethingdifferent)
Once you have created a site and chosen a URL (e.g. sites.psu.edu/currentname), you cannot directly change/edit it to a different URL (e.g. sites.psu.edu/somethingdifferent). You can create a new blog with your preferred blog address.
Reference: Changing your Site Name/URL/Address
Different from URL request for a psu.edu domain name.
Can I request a psu.edu domain for my site?
Reference: psu.edu Mapped Domains