Domain of One's Own: Install applications

The "Installatron" built into Domain of One's Own makes it easy to install open-source web-publishing applications like WordPress, Omeka, Grav, or Scalar that you can use to build your own web content.  

Before you start, you will need access to the following:

Install an application

  1. Go to and click Dashboard.  
  2. Log in with your Bryn Mawr username and password.
  3. Click one of the recommended Applications (such as Scalar -- shown in the red box below) OR click All Applications and choose from the full list.

Not sure which application to choose? See our articles on WordPress, Omeka, Scalar, Grav and TRU Collector/Writer Sites for ideas. 

  1. Click + Install this application to open the Installatron installation wizard, shown below. 

  1. In most cases, you can leave the default settings in place, but pay attention to these elements:
    • Location: Add/edit the Directory name if needed. This is the name of the folder where your application will be installed; it will be part of the URL for webpages you build with this. If Installatron autogenerated a name you don't like, fix it now --  changing it later could break links on your site.
    • Version: For best results, install the latest version and have CPanel keep it up-to-date for you.

      Warning: Do not install old versions unless you have a specific reason to do so (e.g., you need a feature that is no longer available in the current version) and you understand the security risks. Out-of-date applications are more vulnerable to hacking, so you should be extra careful about what you post on them and monitor them closely.

    • Settings: The Username and Administrator Password fields create the credentials will use to log into this application as an administrator. They do not affect your login credentials for other sites installed on your domain or your BMC credentials.

      Warning: SAVE THESE CREDENTIALS, as you might NOT be able to retrieve or reset them if you forget them. Be sure to store them securely where no one else can copy or steal them. Do not share them -- if other people need to add content to or administer your website, instead create user accounts for them within the application that give them the appropriate permissions.

  2. Click +Install at the bottom of page when you've finished adjusting the settings. 

You will be redirected to the My Applications page where you can watch the installation progress, and then log in and manage your application


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor