Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General

What is UNF Faculty Domains?

UNF Faculty Domains is a full featured web hosting solution that offers the opportunity to create academic publishing spaces using modern web applications. This project is one of many “Domain of One’s Own” projects happening at institutions of higher learning across the country. As part of UNF’s version of Domain of One’s Own, UNF faculty receive their own subdomain (web space) to install the available applications, as well as easy to use management tools.

WordPress, Omeka, and Scalar are currently available.

These faculty domains can function as hubs for professional presence. The service provides both simple templates for common needs and more sophisticated tools and support for faculty who wish to experiment.

If you ever need help, visit our Support Information page.

Find out how to Get Started, or read more about what is included by visiting the Domain of One’s Own page at our web hosting partner, Reclaim Hosting.

What can I do with UNF Faculty Domains?

What do you WANT to do with it? Seriously, with UNF Faculty Domains we try not to limit you in any way. There are some practical limitations such as disk space (we give you 2GB). You can create something relatively simple like a blog or a personal website, or you may want to build a professional portfolio site, or create a podcast, or host a project site to collaborate with other colleagues or your students. You can even create an online digital book! These are just a few examples.

Where do I get support?

Please visit our Support Information page.

Does UNF Faculty Domains cost anything?

For UNF Faculty, the web space is free. You will receive a space with an address in the form of yourdomain.domains.unf.edu. So if your name is John Smith, you might choose johnsmith.domains.unf.edu. If you decide you want a personal domain, like johnsmith.com, we can help you register your desired domain name, and it will cost around $15/year (give or take).

How do I get started using UNF Faculty Domains?
I'm getting lots of email notifications regarding updates. Make them stop!

We have a documentation page about how to Manage Installatron Email Notifications – https://domains.unf.edu/managing-installatron-email-notifications/

WordPress

How do I login directly to my WordPress website?

If you wanted to get straight into your WordPress Dashboard by not going through your cPanel dashboard you would type in your domain address into a web browser address bar and then add  /wp-admin at the end of it, and then press Enter/Return. It should look something like this – https://xyz.domains.unf.edu/wp-admin – This should give you a WordPress login screen. Enter the username and password that you used when you installed WordPress.

I’d like some help getting started with WordPress. What are some good resources?
I have a site at WordPress.com. How do I move it to UNF Faculty Domains?

There are excellent instructions at https://move.wordpress.com/ – keep in mind that the theme you are using at WordPress.com and any widgets you’re using do not transfer. You’ll also have to configure things like menus, links (blogroll), and the site identity (including logos and header images).

Omeka

Where can I get help using Omeka?

You can visit the Omeka Documentation page to see instructions on how to install Omeka, as well as install plugins and themes.

I’ve heard of something called Omeka S, but I don’t see where to install it?

 

Photo Credit – Emily Morter

 

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