Requesting a wordpress site
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following content:
- Subject: New wordpress site
<groupname>with the desired name consisting of only lowercase alphanumeric characters)
- User(s): (a comma separated list of usernames to be added to the group)
<sitename>with the desired fully qualified domain name)
We are able to provide you subdomains as follows (if the subdomain is not already in use):
If you already registered your own domain from a third party registrar (like
yoursite.com), please create a CNAME alias pointing to our webserver
This is usually done in the web-admin panel of your registrar.
Here you can find additional information on how to configure your managed wordpress installation.
Your custom wordpress content (
wp-content) can be found in the home of your group account:
/home/www<groupname>/wp-content # (Linux) \\windata\www<groupname>/wp-content # (Windows) smb://macdata/www<groupname>/wp-content # (Mac)
For more information on how to access the groupaccount's home, please refer to our documentation.
wp-content folder contains the following:
blogs.dir/ languages -> /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/languages/ plugins -> /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ themes -> /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/themes/ uploads/
The languages, plugins and themes are linked to our main wordpress installation by default. To install your own modifiable themes, plugins, etc., please replace the link with a directory containing the themes etc.
Example for custom theme directory
cd /home/www<groupname>/wp-content mv themes themes-default mkdir themes # copy the default wordpress theme: cp -r themes-default/twentyfifteen themes/ # download a new theme from the web: cd themes wget https://downloads.wordpress.org/theme/twentyfourteen.1.9.zip unzip twentyfourteen.1.9.zip