5 Common Plugins

The following five plugin types are some basic ones that participants often use on their sites. Read more to learn about these plugins! →

5 Tips for Maintaining Your OpenCUNY Site & Making it Sparkle

Following these five tips will help keep your site in tip-top shape! Read the five tips! →

Five Twitter Users to Follow (Fall 2013 Edition)

For our first round-up up interesting Twitter users to follow, we touch on the basics with the main GC accounts and (of course) ours. You have to start somewhere, right?

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Five Student Blogs to Visit (Fall 2013 Edition)

In this first round-up of interesting student-run sites on OpenCUNY, we highlight the online homes of several organizations specifically working on behalf of GC students, a page to see new posts from across OpenCUNY.

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Adding Non-GC Users to Your OpenCUNY Site

While OpenCUNY is offered for the benefit of the Graduate Center community, there are times when you may want people not affiliated with the GC to have the ability to edit an OpenCUNY website. Maybe you’re running a conference, hosting an event, working in an organization, doing co-research, etc.

Our Terms of Participation state that individuals or organizations without a current Graduate Center email address can be granted accounts by the OpenCUNY Coordinators on a case-by-case basis. To allow projects with outside participants, the project should be primarily associated with the Graduate Center and/or the Graduate Center community.

Please review the Terms and About page. Then, use the form below to get in contact with the OpenCUNY Coordinators about adding non-GC participants to your site. Read more! →

About OpenCUNY: What is it, who can use it, and why should YOU use it?

What is OpenCUNY?
OpenCUNY is a student organized, open-source WordPress platform where you can build your own site for free. Learn more here.

Who can join?
Anyone with a Graduate Center email address can join. If you’re working on a project with folks outside of the Graduate Center, visit this page to learn more about adding them to your site. The OpenCUNY coordinators grant accounts for non-Graduate Center students on a case by case basis. Read on to learn the answers to the rest of your Whys, Whats, Wheres, etc.! →

Privacy Levels

As a participant of OpenCUNY, you have a right to select from five levels of privacy for any of the websites you maintain (see the Terms of Participation to view all of your rights as a user). This quick tutorial will walk you through the five different levels to help you decide which level will be right for you. Read more! →

Using a Custom URL with OpenCUNY

As a member of the OpenCUNY community, your site will have an OpenCUNY.org address (ex. OpenCUNY.org/yoursitetitle ). However, you can also use a customized URL with your OpenCUNY site (ex. yoursitetitle.com).

To create a customizable URL, called a domain name, follow the steps below. Read more! →

WordPress How-to Links

Below is a collection of short videos (around 1 minute) that walk you through how to perform common WordPress tasks. They’re collected together in groups of increasing complexity.