Create websites easily with WordPress

Sites At Penn State gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to build websites, blogs, & portfolios free and easily.

Create a Site

Create websites easily with WordPress

Sites At Penn State gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to build websites, blogs, & portfolios free and easily.

Create a Site

Create websites easily with WordPress

Sites At Penn State gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to build websites, blogs, & portfolios free and easily.

Create a Site

Create websites easily with WordPress

Sites At Penn State gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to build websites, blogs, & portfolios free and easily.

Create a Site

Create websites easily with WordPress

Sites At Penn State gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to build websites, blogs, & portfolios free and easily.

Create a Site

Manage Your Sites

Visit your Sites at Penn State WordPress dashboard to manage your websites (WebAccess login required).

Visit your Dashboard

Users

Sites

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Uses

Want to know if Sites is right for your website? Here are some of the common ways the service is being used at Penn State.
But it doesn’t end there — the sky’s the limit!

Blogs
  • Pick an easy-to-use theme of your choice.
  • Personalize your site with a variety of widgets and plugins.
  • Develop your voice.
  • Gain digital literacy using the most popular blogging platform.
Departments, Research, & Organizations
  • Choose from a variety of premium themes, including ones branded for Penn State.
  • Customize your site with custom CSS, theme options, widgets and plugins.
  • Branded domain of your choice (ex. yourorg.psu.edu).*
  • Managed WordPress hosting, backups, and upgrades.

* only official Penn State organizations can have a .psu.edu domain

Portfolios
  • Provides a space where you can document and reflect on your learning experiences.
  • Upload files, such as assignments, to your portfolio.
  • Pick an easy-to-use theme of your choice.
  • Personalize your site with a variety of widgets and plugins.
  • Gain digital literacy using the most popular blogging platform.
Course Sites
  • Provide content and multimedia to your students in an easy and user-friendly way.
  • Choose from a variety of easy-to-use themes, including ones branded for Penn State.
  • Connect your course site to ANGEL (via an LTI launch-point). *
  • Protect your site with WebAccess.
  • Easily clone a master course site for reuse.
  • Use eLion to assist with adding students as users to your site.
  • Customize your site with custom CSS, theme options, and widgets.
  • Faculty support via Teaching and Learning with Technology.
  • Managed WordPress hosting, backups, and upgrades.

* in pilot, sign up here

Features

Mobile Friendly

Loads of mobile-friendly and responsive themes!

Accessible

All of our themes have been tested and improved for accessibility.

Privacy & Authentication

Control who has access to view and create content. Protect your entire site using WebAccess.

80+ Themes

Choose from a variety of premium themes that range from easy to advanced. Customize your themes with any number of theme options, widgets, plugins, and custom CSS.

25+ Plugins

Add even more functionality and customizations to your site with our supported WordPress plugins.

Follow and Share

The built in ‘Reader’ tool adds a social layer to your network. Follow your friends, colleagues, and students’ course blogs. Take advantage of advanced social media sharing options.

Files & Embeds

Upload and embed videos, photos, files, podcasts, and content from most Penn State services and popular services on the web.

Managed Hosting

We do the hard stuff for you! Free managed WordPress hosting, backups, upgrades, and security. Experience significantly faster sites via Varnish Cache.
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Training & Help

If you can’t find answers to your questions in our docs or guides, feel free to contact us and attend a User Group Meet Up. We’re happy to help! Webinars and face-to-face training is also provided by IT Training Services.
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