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OXYCREATES

The intention behind OxyCreates is to provide a no-cost, non-commercial option for Occidental students, faculty, organizations, and projects that would like a dedicated web presence. Unlike with third-party publishers, you alone own the content in OxyCreates and can shape how it looks, feels, and the terms under which it is re-used. Oxy ITS and CDLA staff in conjunction with our web host vendor, Reclaim Hosting, support the back-end infrastructure and help answer your questions, but you choose your own domain name and make every decision about how you want to manage your websites and online presence – you have the full set of keys to manage your own domain.

  

We hope that OxyCreates also triggers questions about what it means to manage your own identity on the web versus what it means to use third-party services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Squarespace, Wix, WordPress.com and others for hosting your content.

Setting Up an OXYCreates Account

Getting Started

Visit https://oxycreates.org/. Then click Login (upper right corner) and log in your Oxy credentials

 

Request Access

Once logged in, you should be redirected to the Request Access form. If not, click Request Access (upper right corner) and fill out the form. Once submitted, wait for approval.

Examples of “What can we do for you?” include

  • I want an OxyCreates account
  • I want to create a WordPress
  • I am interested in web development
  • I want to host a website

Choosing Your Domain

Once your request has been approved, visit https://oxycreates.org/ and Log In with your Oxy credentials, again. Then you should see a form to create a subdomain name. Wisely choose your subdomain as it will be a part of your URL: SubdomainName.oxycreates.org

          

Note: Oxycreates is a domain in which you will create a subdomain under. The URL format will then be subdomain.domain.org.

Review and Checkout

Once you are sure of your subdomain name, click Register Now.

          

 

cPanel Dashboard

You have successfully reached the cPanel dashboard for your domain!

 

For Future Use

Now that your account is all set up, simply log in through https://oxycreates.org/

Getting Started

  • Email Darren Hall (halld@oxy.edu) and ask for an OxyCreates Account for your club or organization.
  • He will email you credentials for a WordPress account: a username and a temporary password.
  • Open the email. Visit https://oxycreates.org/wp-login.php?wp and log into WordPress with the provided username and temporary password.

         

Choosing Your Domain

Once logged in, you should see a form to create a subdomain name. Wisely choose your subdomain as it will be a part of your URL: SubdomainName.oxycreates.org

         

Note: Oxycreates is the domain in which you will create a subdomain under. The URL format will be subdomain.domain.org

Review and Checkout

Once you are sure of your subdomain name, click Register Now. You will then see the cPanel Dashboard for your organization’s domain!

        

Changing the Password

Although it is recommended to use WordPress’s generated passwords to ensure high security for your domain, you can change the password by following these steps:

  • Hover over Howdy (upper right corner) and click on Edit My Profile

       
          

  • Scroll down and click Generate Password

          

  • Type in your new password and press ENTER to save

     
           

For Future Use

Clubs and organizations will have to access their Oxycreates account through WordPress’s admin login rather than through Oxycreates.org. This is because Oxycreates uses personal accounts, which club and organization emails lack.