The Krieger Web Services Team hosts sites for Krieger School departments, programs, and faculty. The office provides free, public websites for any Krieger School-based faculty member, lab, office, or other academic-focused group. All custom websites will have a url on the sites.krieger.jhu.edu domain (i.e sites.krieger.jhu.edu/example) and be built in WordPress.
WordPress runs on a managed, shared environment with many themes and plugins pre-installed. Therefore, you don’t have to purchase any software or hosting. Maintenance is handled by the Communications Office. You simply need to manage the website through your browser.
Student groups may have a website built for them, provided the group is registered with the Office of Student Leadership and is housed within a KSAS department. If they are not a formally registered group, then they must exist within or be a student-led committee of a department or program.
All Web Services’ hosted websites are intended to be publicly available.
- We do not build websites for events or courses,
- nor provide support for content that is classified as “restricted” or requires authentication or password-protection.
Users who are looking for a limited-access website or internal website should consider a Sharepoint communications (for disseminating to larger groups) or teams (for small groups) site. Otherwise, users should place sensitive and secure documents on a University IT-approved tool, set appropriate permissions therein, and link to it from the WordPress site.
- Your website will have a
- Due to increasing licensing costs, we do not build event or course websites.
- We do not allow users to add their own plugins or themes due to security, accessibility, and maintenance reasons.
- Websites that have no or very minimal content added to the skeleton within four months of creation date will be removed without notice.
- Completed websites must contain at least 3 unique pages of content
- Web Services forbids hosting sensitive/private files due to the public-facing nature of the web server.
- We highly recommend using OneDrive or SharePoint to store sensitive files.
- Web Services take no responsibility for data and/or files that are stored on Web Services websites, and any public exposure becomes the full responsibility of the website owner.
- All websites should have at least one in-house person to edit and update the site. Find out more about editing on the Using Your Site page.
Request a Website
To start using WordPress to manage the website for your research center, institute, lab, or faculty profile, simply:
- Read through our policies on hosting and costs, domains, and themes
- Explore the theme options available to you
- Please fill out the new website creation request form. We will review your request and reply within 72 hours.