Tool Summary #

Sites@UMW is a platform available to any member of the University of Mary Washington community. It provides users with a quick way to craft a website without worrying about performing maintenance but provides limited options for customization.

Quick Facts #

  • Price: Free for UMW students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Platforms: Any web browser
  • Recommended for: Beginners- This allows users to create a website quickly but limits the amount of customization it allows.
  • Where to Access:

Things to Know #

Sites@UMW allows users to start building on the web quickly and easily. It uses WordPress, but users will have limited customization options, such as a small select set of themes and plugins. It is recommended for beginners, class websites, and short-term or simple projects.

You will get to pick a part of the URL where your project is stored (ex. “”). However, you will not get to change the “” portion of the URL. This is because your website at Sites@UMW is a subdomain of

Getting Started Guides #

Additional Guides #

Creating a New Site

Sites@UMW or Domain of One’s Own


Want More Help? #

Book an appointment with a consultant at the DKC. We would love to help you with your website-building projects!