Digital Practices: website info
For this module, your project is to create your own website. The university will host your site for you and it be accessible on campus and via the VPN (more info on CICS) only. This setup will allow you to work on your website on an ongoing basis, safe in the knowledge that the general public will not have access. If you have any problems with the VPN setup, please get in touch with the IT Services or pop into the Information Commons.
Your web address / URL
All our sites have a similar URL - with the last 2/3 digits being unique to your site only (shown below in white). This URL is the link to the public view of your website via the VPN.
http://ma-dms.sheffield.ac.uk/digp2021### view site list [PDF]
!!! please note !
If you are getting an error when viewing your site, then you're likely using the wrong web address/URL!
Do copy and paste the above — but make sure to edit the link — the last 2 digits, i.e. replace the hash symbols, with your numbers! Or simply use the links in the PDF of the site list :) easy :)
To work on your website, you will have to log into the admin interface of the website using your username and password. You username is your first name, as listed in the site list PDF.
The link to the admin is comprised of your webaddress, followed by /wp-admin:
WordPress admin password
default admin password: -(DigP*20)-
- [dash] + ( [round bracket, left] +
D (uppercase) + i (lowercase) + g (lowercase) + P (uppercase) + * [asterix] + 20 [twenty]
) [round bracket, right] + - [dash]
Use the default password for your first login into the WordPress admin interface. At this point, make sure to change the password, edit your profile for full name and change the email to your own.
As we found out in our first session, the email function does not work on this server. In case you have to reset your password, please email me instead and I'll get this sorted for you :)
In order to view your site, or to access your site's admin - you will have to be connected to the university's VPN. Please read the instructions on how to get set up.
If you cannot get this to work as it should - please do email the IT helpdesk who will be able to help.
As mentioned, if you have to reset your password, please email me and I'll get this done for you :)