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Personal Websites Setup Guide

Logging in to Wordpress Admin

  • Your site has a unique path to the Wordpress Admin. It takes the form:  


  • The username is your full email address.

  • If you do not remember your password, you can do a password reset from this page by selecting Lost your password?.

    • Wordpress will send you an email from This message may end up in the junk folder if you don’t receive it in a few minutes.

Using Wordpress

OIT does not support Wordpress directly. For help using Wordpress, there are many online resources. Here are a few to get your started: 

Using non-Wordpress sites

  • You can also host static websites on the personal websites service. This includes the use of HTML, CSS, and JS files. No access to databases or other scripting languages is provided.

  • Files are managed on the personal websites service using the WP File Manager plugin in Wordpress. Wordpress is installed by default on all sites with this plugin installed and activated.

Using the WP File Manager

  1. Login to the Wordpress Admin for your site.

  2. Once logged in to Wordpress Admin, click WP File Manager in the left menu.

  3. The plugin will load and show the root folder for the your site.

    • This is where any new content you are uploading should go.

    • You should NOT remove/change/move any of the Wordpress files already there. This may cause the Wordpress admin to stop working and you will lose access to manage your site.

  4. You can drag-and-drop files to the window or you can select Upload to select files from your local computer.

    • The Upload button is located in the upper left portion of the screen (circled in red in the illustration below). WP File manager window to upload files

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