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Surveys in Your Domain

Created by Alan Levine48 views • 1 response • 1 guide

Surveys in Your Domain

While there are numerous free services for running polls and surveys, there are many reasons to host and manage your own- primarily knowing for sure how the data collected and used is for the purposes you define. And that the data is firmly under your control. Your Domain of One’s Own account offers several  tools more… »

Password Protecting Part of Your Domain

Created by Alan Levine63 views

Password Protecting Part of Your Domain

Having a domain means you can share many things with the world. But sometimes you don’t want the world to see everything. Your cpanel provides a tool that can put a username/password lock on any directory in your site’s file structure (which is more or less the structure of your domain). Before adding a password, you more… »

Serving Your Sites under SSL

Created by Alan Levine80 views • 3 guides

Serving Your Sites under SSL

Whether or not you have concerns about security for content on your domain, there are very good reasons for understanding to make sure your content is served over SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), and how the http:// in front of web site addresses is different from ones that start with https:// (known as URL protocols). Sites with web addresses more… »

So Many Applications to Install!

Created by Alan Levine75 views

So Many Applications to Install!

We have kits for a number of the Applications you might possibly install on your domain, but there are more than 150 available! Many are specialized, but you should explore the list just so you know what kinds are available. The more popular applications used by educators (WordPress, Omeka, Grav, Scalar) are listed directly in more… »

Managing Installed Web Apps

Created by Alan Levine78 views

Managing Installed Web Apps

Every Web Application you install from cpanel has an entry listed under My Applications. Use this interface to find the link to administer the site, change any of the settings (for example the login username/password), make a copy of the site elsewhere, and delete it. Each site listed here is represented by a screenshot (this more… »

TRU Collector SPLOT

Created by Alan Levine81 views

TRU Collector SPLOT

This SPLOT WordPress theme has a wide range of uses, from collecting student assignment or project responses, to being a way to collect stories, and for people attending conferences to introduce themselves. In this process of domain kit building you have learned how to set up a basic empty WordPress site and also how to build a more… »

TRU Writer SPLOT

Created by Alan Levine80 views • 1 guide

TRU Writer SPLOT

At this point of domain kit building you have learned how to set up a basic empty WordPress site and also how to build a WordPress based Calling Card site. More than a blogging platform, WordPress offers many different ways to create multipurpose web sites. Enter the world of SPLOTs, which might mean Smallest Possible more… »

Build a WordPress Calling Card Site

Created by Alan Levine102 views • 1 response • 1 guide

Build a WordPress Calling Card Site

Having completed a first WordPress installation kit for the experience and understanding how it works, it’s time to create a site for ourself, a landing page or a calling card site for our domain. We have four to offer that can be installed in one-click:   These themes offer a lot more flexibility and customization than more… »

A Guard Dog For a Web File Directory

Created by Alan Levine72 views • 1 response

A Guard Dog For a Web File Directory

Sometimes in your domain building you will end up with a web directory structure that leaves a bunch of files exposed publicly. You may not want that. This happens when you install the Yourls app — for example, visit the demo one at https://jump.extendlabs.ca/ Or when we created a Sandbox for our development work, the more… »

Building a Domain Sandbox

Created by Alan Levine73 views

Building a Domain Sandbox

Even if you do not consider yourself a tinkerer or an experimenter, a good practice when running a domain is to create an area of it as a “sandbox” to try different web applications or to experiment with other kinds of web tools. A sandbox  (Wikipedia definition) is the name used in software development for more… »

Setting Up WordPress Sites

Created by Alan Levine98 views • 1 guide

Setting Up WordPress Sites

As one of the most popular platforms that run websites, WordPress is one of the more prominent tools people install on their domains. Often, multiple times. While many people take advantage of the free, hosted versions offered at WordPress.com, one advantage of running your own version is you have much more freedom of the themes more… »

Redirecting with a Subdomain

Created by Alan Levine80 views • 1 response

Redirecting with a Subdomain

Mostly we will create content on our own servers that live in subdomains. but they also are handy for creating an easy to remember shortcut link to content elsewhere on the web. We can use a subdomain as a way to seamlessly send a site visitor to a link we have chosen, and it makes more… »

Creating Subdomains For Different Sites

Created by Alan Levine74 views • 2 guides

Creating Subdomains For Different Sites

In a domain of your own you can create a number of distinct different sites that are referenced by segment of your domain or a subdomain. In the internet address, this can be anything added to the left side of your main domain prefaced by a “dot.” If we have a domain at StateU of more… »

Adding a Self Contained Site with File Manager

Created by Alan Levine63 views • 2 guides

Adding a Self Contained Site with File Manager

Many of the sites we create in our domains are installed via a cpanel tool because they have complex file structures and often require database set ups. But there are quite a few website themes that are all self-contained HTML/CSS/Javascript files that we can upload directly to our domain with the File Manager. If you more… »

Using File Manager for Image Changes

Created by Alan Levine49 views

Using File Manager for Image Changes

The File Manager is a cpanel tool not all that different from the desktop file management system on your computer. Your web site is organized in a series of directories that correspond to each site you create; exploring the structure with the File Manager is one way to get a better understanding the structure of more… »

Build a Front Entrance for Your Domain with Site Publisher

Created by Alan Levine66 views

Build a Front Entrance for Your Domain with Site Publisher

Having your own domain gives you more than one web site you can put there, think of it as a plot of land with many different structures or a house with many different rooms. It’s very useful to have an entrance gate, landing page, or a simple “calling card” for the main URL of your more… »

Setting Up a Kit Space at StateU

Created by cogdogblog75 views • 2 guides

Setting Up a Kit Space at StateU

If you do not have a domain yet for yourself and a web hosting account, you can create a temporary space to try all of the domain kit lessons at StateU (https://stateu.org/). An actual domain of your own is a top level domain (known as TLD) like eduhack.eu or google.com– it is always “something” dot more… »

Interviewing Your Domain

Created by Alan Levine53 views • 1 response

Interviewing Your Domain

Do you have your own internet domain and some experience managing / using it?? Good! Please share with users of these Domain kits some wisdom from your own experience – specifically, what led you to choose to manage your own domain? How do you use it? Interview your domain with these questions! What is your more… »

What’s In a Domain Name?

Created by Alan Levine71 views • 2 guides

What’s In a Domain Name?

Before you start learning how to manage an internet domain of your own, you face the step of choosing a name for what will be a shorthand for the “street address” on the internet. Remember that like a home address, the real internet address of your site is a numerical assigned number, representing the location more… »