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What is NUsites?

Northwestern WordPress Websites

Faculty, staff, and students can easily build and manage websites and blogs — free of charge — for academic and research purposes. Offered in partnership with CampusPress, a leading host of the WordPress content management system for educational institutions, Northwestern Sites is a WordPress publishing environment that provides managed security and updates.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Identify the needs for your website

Before building a site, consider the main function of your site. Who is your audience, and what information are you trying to convey?

2. Select a Northwestern Template or Start from Scratch

NUsites provides a few pre-constructed site templates that are constructed with temporary text and images. This is the best option for those who are new to WordPress.

3. View the Resources

It is best that you familiarize yourself with the kinds of things that are possible on NUsites. A quick glance through the resources will give you an idea about the types of things you may use your website for.

4. Create your website

Once you have identified what method works best for you, then you’re ready to start building your website!