If you can't find your answers here, please get in touch with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We respond to questions weekdays, 9 AM - 5 PM. It may take us up to one business day to respond to your request. We regret that we are unable to answer questions from those who are not affiliated with the Five Colleges.
The Educational Technology team holds regular drop-in hours and occasional workshops for MHC instructors seeking support for teaching with WordPress, Kaltura, Moodle or other instructional technology tools; our current calendar is below. Faculty may also schedule a one-on-one appointment:
Mount Holyoke College maintains a WordPress instance at commons.mtholyoke.edu. Click the "Login to Commons" link on the front page to sign in to your account, using your MHC credentials.
You will need to create your own Commons site (see below) or be part of a site for a course or other project to begin using WordPress. Currently, all mtholyoke.edu account holders are able to sign into the Commons, contribute to existing WordPress sites hosted there, or create their own.
Faculty interested in incorporating student WordPress projects into their classes are welcome to collaborate with the EdTech team on the development and execution of said projects! Check out the WordPress for Courses page.
Please review the College's Content Policy before working on a Commons site.
Privacy settings in WordPress can be found in the Dashboard, under Settings > Reading.
Wordpress allows you to choose between five privacy settings, as seen in the image above.
The first two options make your site available to the general public.
The remaining three settings limit visibility to members of the MHC and Five Colleges community by requiring viewers to log in to commons before viewing.
Now that you've created your site, it's time to get started adding content! You will see your site Dashboard. More information about your Dashboard can be found here on Wordpress.org | Dashboard Screen.
The links below will take you to areas of this guide that you will find helpful as you begin.