Getting Started

Hello and welcome to WiscWeb! We’re happy you’re here and we like to help you get started with our service.

Step 1: Is WiscWeb Right for You?

Our About Us page will dive a little deeper into what our service can offer. We’re able to support most groups, but there are certain limitations. Please review our Terms of Service for more information about what we can and cannot accommodate.

Step 2: Site Title, Name and Domain/URL

Determine what you’d like your site title, name and domain to be.

Site Title
Your Site Title is the text that will appear in the header on every page of your site. For example, this website’s site title is “WiscWeb WordPress Service.”

Site Name
The Site Name is the words that will appear in your preview URL (example: sitename.wiscweb.wisc.edu). All preview URL’s will be a fourth level domain under wiscweb.wisc.edu. This is where your site will publish until you are ready for it to be publicly viewable.

Production Domain/URL
Your production domain (aka URL) is where your site will live once you have officially launched. This domain replaces the pre-existing “sitename.wiscweb.wisc.edu” URL and denotes that your site is now publicly viewable. You are encouraged to review the Domain Naming Guidelines for more information about choosing a domain name.

Step 3: New Site Request Form

The next step is to fill our our New Site Request Form. This will send an email to our team letting us know that you’d like to move onto our service.

Step 4: Training

Once your new project has been created, you may want to learn a little more about how to get started with building your site. Our training options (including scheduling a training and reviewing video trainings) can be found on our Training page.

Step 5: Start Building Your Site

As you build out your site, you will find that our KnowledgeBase “Getting Started” documentation is an excellent resource.

We also offer periodic Open Lab sessions for some 1×1 help with specific questions you may have.

The following resources may also be handy: