User guide: Getting Started

Request a Site

Submit your request and we will setup a new environment so you can start building your website.

About Your New Site

Once you have a new site created and visit it for the first time it will look something like the image below.

Homepage Not Loggedin


Once your new website is setup you will receive a web address from the web support team. You can make changes to your new website using your favorite web browser. Just follow the steps below.

  • In a web browser visit the web address created for your site
  • Then add /user to the end of the URL. See example below: https://[YOUR-DEPARTMENT]
  • Click the “Log in” button


  • Login with your Humboldt username and password (in some cases you may not need to type these in)


Once you are logged in you will see an “admin toolbar” at the top of your website. You can use it to access key actions for working on your website.

Homepage Loggedin

Creating & Editing Content

If you are building a site from scratch or rebuilding your existing site, OpenHSU makes it easy to create new pages and add them to the main menu. Refer to the pages section to get started. If ITS web support or Marcom moved an existing site you can use the content editing section for instructions on editing your pages.