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"" is Evergreen's WordPress instance primarily for students and community members looking to self-create a WordPress website for blogging, an academic journal, portfolio, project, or more. To create your own site, all you need is an Evergreen email address and login.

NOTE TO FACULTY: Requests for curricular WordPress sites (at can be submitted at

Create a account and a new website

  1. Navigate a web browser to the and click Login - you should be automatically redirected to the Dashboard.
  2. To create a new WordPress site, select My Sites at top left, in the bar that runs across the top of the browser page, and click the Add New button.
  3. Enter the Site Name - this will become part of your unique URL or web address and cannot be changed.
  4. Enter the Site Title - this will be used as the title for your site, will display in the header section of your site and can be changed later
  5. Under the Site title section, there is a list of different privacy settings you can choose from. To avoid making your new site public (open to the world) select one of the following options:
  • Visible only to registered users of this network- Only people with an Evergreen Username can see your site
  • Visible only to registered users of this site - Only people you add to your site can see it
  • Visible only to administrators of this site- Only admins can see the site

You can always change the visibility of your website later, when you're sure you'd like to share it publicly, for example, with family and friends.