Web Services FAQs


Q: How do I get access to WordPress?

WordPress is used to maintain Prairie View A&M University’s website. You must attend WordPress Training provided by Web Services Department before requesting access. Trainings are conducted monthly but we can also provided an on-demand training session. Please email us at webservices@pvamu.edu to schedule an appointment.

To gain access to WordPress, a department head / supervisor has to sign the WordPress Access Request. The form can be submitted via fax at (936) 261-9342 or by scanning it and sending via email to webservices@pvamu.edu

Q: How long is the WordPress Access valid for?

Your access is valid as long as you remain an employee of the department under which you requested your current access. If you change departments, then the new department head has to request a new access setup for you.

Q: I am a student worker, can I get access to WordPress?

Yes. Student workers are allowed access to WordPress once they attend the WordPress Training and their supervisor requests access for them using the WordPress Access Request.

Student worker access is valid for one semester only and must be renewed on expiration.

Q: Can I access WordPress off-campus?

Yes. WordPress is accessible over the internet no matter where a person may be. All you need is an internet browser and internet connection.

Q: I cannot see all the pages assigned to me?

Every user is assigned a set number of pages, if you requested a page and it is not displayed in your administrator panel, consider the following :

  1. The page was deleted by another user
  2. The page is currently in use by another user and is “locked”. Once the page is published by the other user, you will be able to see it in your administrator panel

Q: What is SEO?

SEO means Search Engine Optimization is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine‘s unpaid results – often referred to as “natural,” “organic,” or “earned” results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users. Click to view a full video tutorial on Search Engine optimization.

Q: How can I send an email to either all PVAMU students or all PVAMU faculty/staff?

Contact Marketing and Communications at publicrelations@pvamu.edu or visit the site at http://www.pvamu.edu/marcomm