Create an Install Type

  Instructor Resources

When a student signs up for a class, they get a webspace.  You can select what gets installed into that webspace, such as a WP install.  To do this, you need to create an install type to specify what the student install should look like.

  1. Enter your admin site and go to “DragonTeach”  and “Install Type”
  2. Click on “Add New”
  3. Enter a name for your install.  This is so that you can identify it easier when you select it.  “Marketing Class WP Install” for example.
  4. Select what you would like to install
    • “Full WordPress” will install WordPress completly, all the student needs to do is login and start working
    • “WordPress at Init” will create a database and download the base WP files, but, will leave it up to the student to do the inital configuration
    • Contents of a Zip file will extract a zip file to the students’ webspace – for example, if you have some demo HTML files they need to interact with
  5. If you choose the “Full WordPress Install”, fill in the details for how the site will be named and what user will be setup as well as plugins and themes that will be added to the install.  There are some things that you can enter in and they will be replaced with the student information from their signup to the instructor site
    • {user_email} – The student’s email address
    • {display_name} – the students display name
    • {user_name} – the student’s username
    • {user_password} – The student’s password
  6. Save your Install Type