Setting Up an Email Address

The next step for mediastudies.press was to set up an email address. With a shared hosting plan, this is dead simple: Addresses can be created in any shared host’s cPanel. But the virtual private server (VPS) model that we went with—in part to better integrate...

Webinars and Livestreams

We started the mediastudies.press endeavor at an auspicious time: Many of our core tools, including Janeway (journals), Manifold (multi-media publishing), and Editoria (book workflow platform), arrived at 1.0 versions or stable betas around May 2018. The organizations...

Setting Up WordPress, Continued

In the last post, we described the initial WordPress set-up on DigitalOcean. In this follow-up, we outline the additional steps to gain access to the WordPress backend. Once you’ve created the WordPress droplet, you can navigate to your IP address—where you’ll find a...

Setting Up WordPress

The core mediastudies.press website is a WordPress.org install. The decision to go with WordPress was an easy one: I am very familiar with the platform, and the goal is to use open-source software whenever feasible. Our first thought was to sign up for a shared...

Registering a Domain and Creating the Nonprofit

Though we had been brainstorming about mediastudies.press for months (using the MindNode mind-mapping software), our first step—the bit that made the project feel official—was to register the domain. We opted to use the .press top-level domain, with the...