How to get a website

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How do I get a WordPress project?

The university's central WordPress installation is now being used in more than 500 projects by more than 1100 editors on campus. It is hosted within the university's data center.

WordPress projects (blogs) can be set up for all departments, institutes, research projects, academic work groups etc. of the university. They may use any primary domain address that is not already taken.

Central WordPress hosting is provided free of charge for all departments and institutes of the university. We use the common layout of Johannes Gutenberg University as a theme for all projects.
Exceptions from this rule may be made: for example, if your site address is not part of the domain, or if it is a cooperation project with partners outside of the university. In those cases, so called 'child themes' (CSS-based modifications of the common layout) may be hosted for your project. If you are interested in a CSS-based modification for your project layout, please contact the Press and Public Relations Staff Unit at JGU.

If you would like a WordPress project, please contact We need the following information to set up your WordPress project for you:

Title: The title for your project as it should be displayed within the title bar of a web browser or within the search results of a search engine
Blog address: Your ideal subdomain address within
Start page: Whether a static page a chronological list of the newest posts should be displayed as the first page for your web address
Additional functions (plugins) needed:
Project language: German or Englisch

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