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The Monterey Institute blogging and website community, powered by WordPress, is an open-source platform for building blogs and websites – meaning that you have complete control and ownership over your content. You can create a site as a student and then take your content and design with you wherever you go after graduation. You can also create sites that are private to search engines so that they won’t appear when someone “googles” your name.

Log In

Any member of the Monterey Institute community (i.e. students, faculty, staff, and alumni) can log into Sites @ MIIS using their Middlebury network credentials.

  • Your username will be everything before the @ in your email address (most likely your first initial followed by your last name).
  • Your password will be the password associated with your email account.

If you’ve lost your password, reset your Middlebury network username and password.

Create a Site

Once you’ve logged in, you can create a new website in seconds by choosing a site name (i.e. the URL) and title. You can set your site to public or private, choosing whether or not you would like the site to appear in search engines.

Group Sites

You can create a site that has multiple admins and authors. To do this, please make sure everyone in your group has already logged-in to the blogging community for the first time. Then email the Digital Learning Commons with the full list of admins and authors so that everyone obtains editing access to the site.

Need More Help?

The website and blogging community is a project of the Digital Learning Commons, located at 420 Calle Principal (aka McGowan 001) on the Monterey Institute campus. If you have more questions about setting up a site for academic or professional purposes, please make an appointment, or swing by anytime between 10am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

You can also check out our check out our WordPress website and blogging FAQs on the Knowledge Base.

***Content of the websites and blogs contained within this community is the responsibility of the individual site authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of nor is it endorsed by the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The Monterey Institute only posts content created by its community members or available through a Creative Commons license.

Sites DOT MIIS: the Monterey Institute site network.