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  • Geneseo-hosted WordPress sites can be found at WordPress hosted by SUNY Geneseo.  This document refers to these sites. Unfortunately, we are not able to support WordPress sites hosted elsewhere.
  • SUNY Geneseo faculty and staff may request a campus-hosted WordPress website, provided it falls within the guidelines for acceptable use at CIT Policies. Students may request a WordPress website if the intended use is for a recognized student organization. For more information, visit the WordPress Services Policy.
  • To request a WordPress site or for assistance with an existing site, submit a JIRA ticket
  • All WordPress site owners must complete web accessibility training. Enroll for the accessibility training here.


  1. Ask the Geneseo user to log in to your WP site using the "Sign in with CAS" button at your site's login page. If your site is at, the user should log in to They will receive a permission error, which is expected. This step is necessary to create the user authorization request.
  2. In your WordPress site dashboard, select Users and then Add Existing.
  3. Enter the user's Geneseo email address and select the role you would like them to have.
  4. The user will receive an email with a link they must click to confirm their role in your site.
  5. External email accounts must be created by CIT. Please submit a JIRA ticket for assistance.


How often will WordPress and plug-in updates be applied?


Can site owners add external emails to be administrators or editors?

Yes. Please submit a JIRA ticket for assistance.

Will you install this great plugin I found?

We would be happy to explore if the plugin you found is compatible with our installation. A technical team comprised of CIT, Library, and Digital Communications staff review and approve plugin and theme requests. Please submit a JIRA ticket for assistance.

I would like to use this fantastic cat meme theme. Can I install it?

At this time, we are not adding additional themes. Please submit a JIRA ticket to discuss further.

Can you help me copy my external WordPress site to Geneseo hosting?