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 otherwise via the VPN (→)only. This setup will allow you to work on your website while at the uni as well as at home. 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 digits being unique to your site only (shown below in white). This URL is the link to the public view of your website.
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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!
To work on your website, you will have to log into the admin interface of the website using your username and password. The link to the admin is comprised of your webaddress, followed by /wp-admin:
WordPress admin password
Use this password for your first login into the WordPress admin interface. At this point, make sure to edit your profile for full name and set your preferred author.
If you forget your password, use the 'reset password' function on the login screen - the email will be sent to your @sheffield.ac.uk email address.