WordPress & Higher Ed: What’s New? | UBTech Conference

WordPress & Higher Ed: What’s New?

Session Details

Focus: 
Pre-conference / Special Interest Group
Session Type: 
Pre-Conference

You’ve probably read the critiques about WordPress. “It’s a blogging tool.” “It’s not secure.” “It’s only for people who don’t know how to code.” “It’s free, so it must be full of bugs.”

The reality is WordPress has grown into a mature, full-featured web application tool capable of running the simplest of microsites all the way to the most complex University sites, and all stops in-between. There is a robust ecosystem of developers, users, and service providers who develop many different types of websites in WordPress. In fact, nearly 19% of websites today run on WordPress!


In this SIG, we’ll bust the myths of WordPress and show how it is being used in a myriad of ways in higher education, from content management to learning management to intranets and much more. Of course we’ll share data and live examples of WordPress sites, but this SIG is meant to be interactive! Attendees are encouraged to share their WordPress projects, experiences, and best practices with a cohort of fellow higher ed developers, designers, communicators, and marketers.

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Speaker(s): 
Senior Director of Creative Services and e-Marketing
John Carroll University
Senior Web Technologist
University of Mary Washington

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