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Domain of One’s Own: Grav

Posted December 26, 2020

Grav is a content management system (CMS) or, said another way, it’s an application to make websites. But differs from other CMSs like Drupal or WordPress in its underlying technology. While it’s a PHP app like those two, unlike them it does not have a database. All data is written directly to files rather than stored […]

Domain of One’s Own: WordPress Website

Posted June 1, 2019

WordPress is an open-source publishing platform that can be used for setting up a blog or basic website. It is one of the most popular publishing platforms on the web. This guide will help you with: Installing WordPress Changing the Title and Tagline of your website Publishing Content Building and Customizing Menus Changing the Address […]

Domain of One’s Own: Migrating Your Domain When Leaving

Posted December 12, 2018

When you leave the College because of graduation, retirement, etc., you will need to take over hosting in order to continue to use your websites. For more information about timing, see Graduating Students – Account Access and the Server Accounts and Access policy. Bryn Mawr’s Domain of One’s Own Program is managed by Reclaim hosting; however, […]

Domain of One’s Own: Omeka

Posted November 21, 2018
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Omeka is an open-source web application that can be used to create and display online digital collections. Developed by programmers at George Mason University, Omeka was designed to be user-friendly, both during installation and during daily usage. This guide will help you with: Installing Omeka Installing Omeka Plugins Using Omeka Installing Omeka Omeka is an open-source web […]

Domain of One’s Own: MediaWiki

Posted November 21, 2018
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MediaWiki is an open-source publishing platform that can be used for creating a collaborative document repository. It’s the software that drives the Wikipedia website. This guide will help you with: Installing MediaWiki Using MediaWiki Installing MediaWiki Setting up a MediaWiki install on your own domain can be done by following these steps: To get started you’ll need […]

Domain of One’s Own: Accounts and Passwords

Posted November 21, 2018

Understanding Accounts & Passwords for A Domain of One’s Own One aspect of A Domain of One’s Own that users may find a bit complicated at first is understanding the different accounts (and associated passwords) that you can manage as part of your participation in the project. This article outlines the types of accounts that you are […]

Domain of One’s Own: Setting Up

Posted November 12, 2018
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If you have already signed up and secured your domain, check out our Domain of One’s own’s account management documentation for next steps! How do I sign up? How do I choose my domain name? How do I protect my privacy? What can I do with my account? What exactly is a web application? Signing […]

Domain of One’s Own: Subdomains and Subdirectories

Posted November 12, 2018
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One easy way to organize your domain is to create subdomains, in which you can then install other applications. In addition, you can set up subfolders (also called subdirectories) for your site, which can also have their own applications installed in them. This guide will help you with: Understanding the difference between subdomains and subdirectories (subfolders) […]

Domain of One’s Own: Scalar

Posted November 12, 2018

Scalar is a content management system that lets you create non-linear digital books on the web. This guide will help you with: Installing Scalar Creating books with Scalar Installing Scalar To get started, login to the Digital Bryn Mawr page with your Bryn Mawr username and password. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be brought to […]