Plugins 101: Setting Up Jetpack

Jetpack is a plugin that activates various WordPress.com functionalities on a wordpress.org OpenCUNY site. We recommend Jetpack  because it adds features and functionalities such as social media integration, site statistics, contact forms, custom CSS, and more. To install Jetpack you will need to follow 2 steps. First, navigate to the “Plugins” area in your Dashboard using the black sidebar menu to the …

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DSC Job Announcement: OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education & Support

Dear OpenCUNY Participants, We are hiring a new OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education & Support. Applications are due by May 2 to ccsa@cunydsc.org. Read and download the full position notice below. If you have any questions about this position or about OpenCUNY, please email info@opencuny.org. Job Announcement from the Doctoral Students’ Council OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education …

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Reportback & Resources from Preparing for the Job Search: Building Your Website

On Thursday, March 10th OpenCUNY hosted an event, Preparing for the Job Search: Building Your Website, focusing on the basics of how to create an academic website with a bio and CV. The event was divided into three parts. First, Jennifer Furlong from the GC’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development walked us through the …

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Professional Website Basics: Posting Your Academic Bio & CV

This post will guide you through the basics of publishing your academic bio and CV on your own OpenCUNY site. In this tutorial, you will also learn how to activate and use plugins, format a custom menu, and change your basic website settings. At the end, you’ll learn how to further build on these steps. …

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OpenCUNY Spring 2016 Welcome; Get Your Program or Organization Connected!

In our welcome to Spring 2016, we’d like to introduce you to some initiatives for this coming spring, as well as remind you of existing support. Academic website-building workshop on Thurs., 3/10, 6-7:30pm. We will be hosting an event in collaboration with Jenny Furlong of The Graduate Center’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development about …

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OpenCUNY Fall 2015 Welcome; Our New Homepage & Activity Page

We at OpenCUNY would like to welcome you to the Fall 2015 semester, and we look forward to what you will create on our platform this academic year. As you’ll see on slides projected around The Graduate Center featuring current students and alums talking about what they love about OpenCUNY, OpenCUNY supports a diverse, engaged …

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How to Choose a Theme: 5 Tips

Especially when you’re building a new website, you might be thinking a lot about how your site should look. In WordPress, the look of the website is largely governed by its theme (learn more of the WordPress lingo here). With a number of themes available on OpenCUNY and many thousands more built for WordPress (that …

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Get answers

Visit OpenCUNY.info for tutorials, forms, and suggestions to build your OpenCUNY site!

Build your voice

Check out Mediated, one of the oldest active blogs on OpenCUNY, where alum Dr. Kiersten Greene writes on the intersections between digital research and pedagogy.

Build your organization

Like the CUNY Adjunct Project, you can use OpenCUNY to spread the word about events and activism!

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