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Easy, economical way to create simple websites
In line with university commitment to accessibility, beginning May 30, 2018, themes that don’t meet WordPress's accessibility ready standards will no longer be available as choices for new blog sites. Non accessibility-ready templates that have already been applied to sites will continue to work, but in order to ensure your site is available to all, please start choosing an accessible theme as soon as you can. More information about accessibility ready themes.

The Cornell University Blog Service provides an online publishing platform: CampusPress.

CampusPress has WordPress's ease of use and most popular features, while keeping the service economical by focusing on providing only those features of greatest use to its entire community. Security and maintenance updates are managed by the vendor, making the CU Blog service an ideal option for Cornell faculty and staff looking for a fast, easy way to publish content and manage comments from across the web, using a standard set of features.

For a list of available plugins, see Default User Plugins. Periodically the vendor makes changes to the environment and is not always able to provide advanced notice and communications. At times, the vendor may also need to remove a plugin from the service, which could impact your sites. Contact with questions.

If you feel you might need design or functionality beyond a standard range of choices, a better fit might be a hosted full installation of WordPress, or another web publishing environment. These provide more options and generally have a greater cost associated. Custom Web Development also offers a wide range of for-fee web development, design, and consultation services, and can help guide you to the web solution best suited to meeting your goals. Contact Custom Web Development to find out more about different options available for your project.

Service Details

Best for:

  • Quick to create and launch a simple website
  • No design or development skills required
  • Allows domain mapping ( for public sites
  • CampusPress updates and patches WordPress and plug-ins

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

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