TDL WordPress Sites


WordPress logoThe Texas Digital Library hosts WordPress, an open-source blogging platform, for faculty and staff at its member institutions. The TDL hosts and maintains the software, but individual users have administrative control over their own blogs – how they look and function, how comments are moderated, who is listed on blog rolls, and more.

With its capabilities for creating web pages and for adding rich functionality through plugins and widgets, WordPress is more than just a blogging software. It can also be used to create full-featured websites (like the TDL website, which uses WordPress).

With TDL Sites, members can create a WordPress website hosted by TDL. TDL Sites can be used to create an information website about a research project, to communicate with a project group, or any other scholarly purpose members can dream up.

How do I set up a TDL WordPress Site?

To set up a TDL Site, you must be a faculty or staff member at a TDL member institution. If you would like to create a site, please complete this form or contact the TDL Helpdesk at A TDL staff member will help you claim and set up your site.

To get started with a TDL WordPress Site, follow the “5 Steps to a TDL Site.

Any institution of higher learning in Texas may become a member of the Texas Digital Library consortium. To find out more about institutional membership opportunities, please see the Membership section of our Web site.

Where do I go with questions?

For more information about WordPress, visit the  WordPress documentation, or contact the TDL Helpdesk.