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