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The list of locations where WordPress can be installed is composed of all the /dept and /group spaces that meet the following requirements (/class and personal directories are not yet supported):

  1. The group or department must have a valid CGI account.
  2. The group or department must have a valid -admin PTS group. For example, /dept/its has the group dept_its-admins.
  3. The person using the form to request an installation has to belong to the -admin group. It’s not enough to have admin rights to the dept or group space. If you don’t see your group or department listed, submit a HelpSU request.

Database Limit

  • Once you have chosen a department or group space in which to install the application, the installer will check that the department or group is under its limit of 20 databases. You can install multiple WordPress sites (in separately named directories), but keep in mind that each one uses its own unique database that counts toward the 20-database limit.
  • You do not have to create a database beforehand. It will be done for you.


All applications will have their databases backed up (with a four day rotation) in the <dept-or-group-name>/db_private/ directory. Because the backups are stored in AFS, they do count against the 1GB quota.


  • Installation must be within cgi-bin directory.
  • The WordPress site is created with the Stanford Modern theme (current official University look-and-feel) installed and enabled
  • A full installation of WordPress will be copied to the designated directory.



  • HTTP Authentication (Webauth) (if selected during install)

Available but not enabled by default

  • Stanford Reverse Proxy


  • New, non-webauth accounts require approval by admin
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