CampusPress (formally known as WordPress) is web software you can use to create an user-friendly website or blog. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system which allows users to re-arrange widgets without editing PHP or HTML code and switch between themes. WordPress features integrated link management, a search engine-friendly structure, and the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles.
This workshop will cover the basics of creating an academic website, including
- creating pages, posts,
- adding/deleting sidebar widgets, links,
- managing pages, posts and comments,
- embedding videos, Google maps, and other medias,
- creating contact forms and image gallery.
As Rice IT has migrated to CampusPress by EduBlogs (see about.blogs.rice.edu) in summer of 2015, we will also explore some new upgrades and plug-ins.