WordPress Hosting (for large schools & departments)

Service Description


WordPress web hosting and content management is offered to enterprise customers (i.e. schools, divisions, departments, centers and institutes) at no charge. The service is built on WordPress, a web-publishing system that is flexible, scalable and easy to use. A dedicated project team is available to assist customers. Similar to the self-service platform, web.unc.edu, Departmental Publishing is managed and supported by ITS. Features include:

  • Easy-to-use, modern, flexible and powerful platform
  • Plugin architecture for web forms, calendars, SEO, permissions, social media and much more
  • Ability to define different roles for team contributors and editors
  • Security scanning
  • Infrastructure maintained and monitored by ITS Middleware, the same unit that supports Sakai and ConnectCarolina hardware
  • No software to buy or support
  • Option to receive assistance with site migration
  • Large and growing WordPress community at Carolina
Users/Customers

Large departments, school and organizations at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Service Provisioning

Users request new sites by submitting a ticket to ITS-DIGITAL-SERVICES. In the request users must define the URL prefix (ex. Sitename.sites.unc.edu).

Supported Environment/Services
  • WordPress has two environments: Development and Production. Development is an unstable environment used primarily for testing theme/plugin updates prior to deployment and may be offline or wiped without prior notice.
  • 7 themes available for use. Heelium encouraged.
  • 46 plugins available for activation.
  • Custom plugins and themes are not currently permitted.
No cost to customer.