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Reading Settings – Front Page

WordPress is a very flexible platform for creating full-blown websites, not just blogging sites. This page will show you how to change the “front page” of your website. As we have said before, WordPress provides two primary content types for you two work with: posts and pages. Posts, as in blog posts, are a somewhat complex form of […]

Publishing Content

The primary activity that you’re likely to be doing on your WordPress site is publishing content. The content could be the text you write, pictures you take, videos or audios (which may be hosted on another site), or other media that you’ve found elsewhere on the Web. WordPress makes it very easy to publish media […]

WordPress Themes

When it comes to WordPress, customizing the look of your site is simple and straightforward. When you install WordPress, the default (or pre-set) theme is called Twenty Seventeen (as of WordPress version 4.8). It is a very customizable theme. You can find general information about Twenty Seventeen here. In addition to Twenty Seventeen, you’ll have other themes available […]

General Settings: Title and Tagline

Now that you have your WordPress installed and running, it’s time to look at some basic settings for your site. The place that you will access the settings for your site is called the Dashboard, and it provides the starting point for accessing all of your sites dials and knobs. The setting we will look at […]

Installing WordPress

Once logged at https://domains.ggc.edu you’ll be at the homepage of your control panel. Scroll down and look under Web Applications, then click the WordPress button. This page gives you more information about the WordPress software. To begin the install click Install this Application in the upper-righthand corner. On the next page, the installer will ask for some information about this install. The […]

Migrate to Reclaim Hosting

Step One: Signing up for an Account The first step will be to sign up for an account at Reclaim Hosting. This link will take you directly to their Student/Individual Hosting plan option. – If you already have a Top-Level domain (i.e. yourdomain.com) choose the I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers option. – If […]

When You Leave

There are a few reasons that could lead you to consider exporting your website content from Georgia Gwinnett College. Perhaps you’re leaving the University, or maybe you’re just wanting to use your data on another hosting environment. Whatever the case, you have a couple options for how you want to handle this: If you are leaving […]

Unlock your domain

This article only if you own your own top-level domain. If you have been using the free subdomain option with domains.ggc.edu through Georgia Gwinnett College, this does not apply to you. Similarly, if you’re migrating your content to Reclaim Hosting, this article does not apply to you. Transferring a domain you already own is not […]

Export your domain

To export your domain, we will create a backup of both the files in your domain and the databases that your domain draws from.  First, click on the ‘Manage Your Account’ menu at the top of your screen and select ‘Migration Information. To get started you’ll need to login to your control panel (https://domains.ggc.edu/dashboard) using […]

Getting Started

This web hosting space provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to sign up for a domain name and create a digital presence through various mediums such as blogs, portfolios, and wikis. You can easily install open source applications such as WordPress, Drupal, Scalar, and Omeka to your own domain, and use this space to […]