Personal Web Pages


  • Provide a welcome or introductory information describing the purpose of your website.
  • Include contact information. Note: Use the mailto: tag to provide a clickable mailer, specifying your email address, as in the following example, which sends mail to - Example: email your comments to
  • As a public university, the University has a particular responsibility to avoid any question about its affiliation with, sponsorship of, or endorsement of non-University sponsored organizations. Therefore, web pages may not be constructed in such a manner as to establish or support a University presence of, endorsement of, or association with a non-University sponsored organization. See the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources - Examples of unacceptable use section on the University Polices website for more information.
  • All individuals are responsible for the content and maintenance of their website including multiple sites, if applicable.

Best Practices

Directions for Creating a WordPress site

  1. Select cPanel Account How To & Help Information.
  2. Select YSU cPanel signup page.
  3. Select the Log in (button).
  4. Enter your YSU username and password (follow steps to set-up account).
  5. After logging into cPanel select the WordPress Manager (icon) under the Applications.
  6. Select the +New Site (button).
  7. Under the Installation URL menu, change wordpress to the name of your site without spaces (i.e., researchreports, research_reports, etc.).
  8. Enter an username (i.e., in Admin User box).
  9. Enter a password or click on Generate Password (button) (i.e., in Admin Pass box). Note: DO NOT use your YSU password.
  10. Enter password again into Admin Password (box). Note: this login will be used to login to your WordPress site (i.e., using the above examples).
  11. Enter your YSU email address into Email (box).
  12. Select a name for your website and enter it into the Blog name (box). Note: Brandon Smith's Research Reports - using above example).
  13. Optional: enter a description for your site. Note: this appears below your Blog name in website banner.
  14. Keep Table Prefix and MySQL DB settings that are provided.
  15. Click the Install (button).

Note: your website will be (i.e. directory is from step 7 above).  Example:

Additional Note:  In order to edit your website, after it is installed, go to - then login the admin username (step 8 above) and password (step 9 above).  Using the example above, this person would go to

WordPress Resources