Site Types:

  • WordPress Multi-User (WPMU): WordPress updates etc. are applied by UMKC Information Services. Site administrators DO NOT have the ability to upload new themes, plugins etc and can only use existing themes and plugins. This is the worry-free option and is recommended for new WordPress users.
  • Individual Instances: Site administrators have complete control of the site and can upload new themes and plugins. Site administrators are also responsible for applying updates. This option is NOT recommended for newer users.

WordPress Servers:

  • info.umkc.edu: This is UMKC’s production server and is used for public facing sites.
  • infodev.umkc.edu: This is UMKC’s development server and can be used to test out new themes, plugins and content. Please note that any customizations, content created on this server will need to be manually recreated on production. Infodev.umkc.edu sites are only viewable from campus or by using the UMKC VPN. To request a site on this sever, please select “YES” for the Dev Site Needed option.