Request a Site

The Princeton University WordPress Service supports websites related to teaching, research, and communication outreach for faculty projects and officially recognized University groups and programs. At this time, we do not support individual sites of a non-academic nature (i.e. personal blogs or websites).

The WordPress service is also available to all officially recognized student organizations and publications, including those sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS), the Office of Religious Life, Campus Rec, and the Pace Center.

Staff or faculty members or student organization leaders who would like a site for their organization or project should fill out the New Website Request form in the Princeton Service Portal.

Those interested in course blogs and personal blogs should read the corresponding sections below.

It is against University policy to collect ad revenue (affiliate programs, Adsense, or other pay-per-click services) from pages served off of University servers. An externally hosted solution is the best option for organizations that wish to generate money from their websites.

Course blogs

To request a blog associated with a course, please email mcgrawect@princeton.edu.

You can view examples of course blogs at commons.princeton.edu.

Personal Blogs

While the Princeton University WordPress Service does not currently support personal blogs, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) does provide a PHP/MySQL environment where you can install WordPress or other popular content management systems. OIT Knowledge Base article 1123 has information on the Personal cPanel service, a small-scale shared LAMP web environment for individual students, faculty and staff. Personal cPanel offers the plug-in called Softaculous, which quickly installs open source software such as WordPress, Drupal, and over twenty other utilities and tools to enable web authoring and content management online.

Many external blog hosting providers have free or low-cost offerings. Popular options include Blogger (Google Blogs) and WordPress.com.