Guide

The WordPress open source CMS, publishing platform and blogging tool is available as a platform for hosting and maintaining University websites and blogs for schools, colleges, administrative units, academic centers, research labs and other university-sponsored initiatives, programs and collaborations.

UWM’s WordPress platform includes a catalog of curated, managed and supported plugins that provide extended functionality and a UWM Web Identity WordPress theme that provides a consistent UWM-branded visitor experience and responsive (mobile device-friendly) content delivery.

This WordPress Guide site provides UWM WordPress administrators, content editors and other stakeholders with information and resources related to WordPress learning, announcements, support, service levels and operations.

Getting Started

  1. Read the WordPress Service Level Agreement to see if the service is right for your needs.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the basics of WordPress by reviewing the WordPress Guide site, including Key Terms.
  3. Review UWM’s Plugin Catalog to learn how to extend your WordPress site to meet your specific needs.
  4. Identify your project team and routine content update team. Contact University Relations Web & Mobile Services if you require professional services for your project.
  5. Request your WordPress site, and optionally your WordPress Learning site.
  6. Become proficient using WordPress by consulting the Learning Assignments, How-To Guides and Learning Resources, and attending a WordPress Orientation Session.
  7. Create your site on UWM’s WordPress Development environment.
  8. Contact the WordPress Support Team to coordinate your go-live date.
  9. Go live and transition to making routine content updates to your live site on UWM’s live, WordPress Production environment.
  10. Stay informed, learn and contribute by participating in the UWM WordPress Users Group.