Here are some common questions about WordPress.


Who is eligible to create a site?
This service is available for all students, faculty, and staff with a uark.edu email address. Individuals are limited to a single personal blog or website.
What types of sites are eligible for WordPress?
WordPress can be used for personal sites, faculty lab sites, and RSO sites. However, it is not appropriate to use WordPress for academic information that represents the University of Arkansas in an official context. For example, WordPress should not be used to submit classroom assignments or to display graduation requirements for a department. If you are unsure whether your site is appropriate for WordPress, please contact us for more information.
How do I get a website?
To get a website, simply visit our Create A Site page.
Can I use WordPress for commercial purposes?
The University of Arkansas currently does not allow WordPress to be used for commercial purposes. If you are asking users to register and pay for an event, your site will have to link to an external service.

Using WordPress

Can I use any theme I want?
We provide all sites with the Divi theme, by Elegant Themes. This theme is highly customizable and incredibly easy to use. While there are other themes available, we urge you to try the Divi theme first.
Can I add custom CSS?
The Divi theme offers many locations to input custom CSS to personalize your site.


Can you manage my site for me?
We are happy to create your website for you. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to manage your site. We also cannot provide content for your website. We do, however, offer training on how to manage your website and tips for how to add great content.
Who supports these sites?

The WordPress team provides dedicated support to camps WordPress sites. The WordPress team is here to help faculty, staff, and students build creative and functional sites to meet their unique needs. We work with departments campus wide in order to support your site building needs. Located in the Administrative Services Building, we are a subgroup of the Application Development Team within the Campus Information Technology Services Department.  Please contact us for more information.

Leaving the University

Will I be able to access my account after I graduate or leave the university?

See this page for information on what happens to your university accounts after you graduate or leave the university. As long as you have access to your university username and password, you can log in to your WordPress account.

How can I move my WordPress site?

You can export content from your U of A WordPress site and import it into another WordPress website. Contact wpress@uark.edu for help with this. To keep the same look and funcitonality, you will need to add or purchase all the themes and plugins used on your site, including the Divi theme. Moving your site to a content management system other than WordPress could be a manual process. Check the support site of your new system for more information.

Still need help? Send us a note!

For any other questions, please write us at wpress@uark.edu or call the Help Desk at 479.575.2905