Getting Started

Administrative Access

You can be given administrative access to edit your site by a member of CER or any current administrator of your website with these instructions. If you do not have a current administrator to give you access to your website, then request access from CER using our online form.

Username and Password

The username and password you use are the same as your official Wake Forest username and password (what you use to access WIN, etc.).

Access to the Network

The Wake Forest network can be accessed in several ways:

  • Being on campus and connected by hard-wire to the network.
  • Being on campus and connected wirelessly to the network.
    User must be on a Faculty/Staff, Student or Admin VLAN; Guest access will not work.
  • Being connected to the network by VPN (Virtual Private Network).

The software for connecting by VPN is part of the standard load on Wake Forest ThinkPads. Instructions for using it are available on the Information Systems site. If you need additional help, contact Information Systems at help@nullwfu.edu.

Site URL and Login Link

The address of the administration area is simple: Take the URL of your site (such as https://yoursite.wfu.edu or https://yoursite.dev.wfu.edu) and add /wp-admin/ to the end. So the format would be: https://yoursite.wfu.edu/wp-admin/

This link will bring you to the WordPress login screen.

Login screen

You will now be prompted to log in with your WFU Google account. Simply click “Login with Google” and enter your WFU email address and password there. If you are already logged in to your WFU Google account, you will not need to enter your username and password, simply click “Login with Google”. Then you will arrive at the Dashboard.

WordPress Toolbar

Once you have logged in, the helpful WordPress Toolbar will be at the top of every page, both on the front of the website and in the dashboard area. My Sites will list all sites that you have access to as a user. Next on the toolbar will be the “name of your site”, which will allow you to toggle between the front and back ends of your website. New is a quick link to add new pages and other content types, and Edit Page is a fast and easy way to make changes to your current page.

Toolbar