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Self Service

Easy, make-it-yourself Web publishing at Carolina is a cloud-based self-service network. We are committed to improving digital accessibility and offer web-accessible themes and plugins.

Anyone with an Onyen can create their own website(s) at no cost. The service is run on the WordPress platform, so it’s easy to use yet offers powerful features and functionality. All websites are hosted on enterprise-level hardware and supported by ITS Digital Services.

Why you should try it

  • Lets you create a site in minutes
  • No coding necessary
  • Never lose your work, with automatic saves and revision history
  • Powered by the popular WordPress content management system
  • Web accessible responsive themes
  • Support documents specific for the UNC-Chapel Hill community
Note: replaces the former self-service. For the foreseeable future, if you own a website, it’s still yours, but to create a new website, you’ll need to use


WordPress at Carolina is a managed environment with many themes, plugins and code designed specifically for the Carolina community. For security and stability reasons, we do not allow users to upload plugins, themes or custom functionality (i.e. PHP/JavaScript modules). Learn more about the benefits of our enterprise infrastructure.

As stewards of the University, we must consider the accuracy and accessibility of our web content. We conduct a yearly inventory to identify and delete inactive websites. Read more about the process.