October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

The WordPress University

#WRK6 Workshops Track

103 A & B, Frontier Airlines Center


Is WordPress the right CMS for your department, or even your whole institution? How do you sell your colleagues on WordPress? What kinds of sites can you build with WordPress? We will discuss how WordPress's theme system is uniquely suited for campus-wide branding initiatives, and how you can create a single theme that allows your users to customize their own sites to the extent you allow. We'll do a quick walkthrough of installation process and the administration features, including some issues specific to campus networks. We'll talk about how to navigate the vast plug-in ecosystem, and how non-developers can evaluate plugins and themes.


Stephanie Leary
WordPress Consultant, self-employed

Stephanie Leary is a freelance writer and WordPress developer. Having worked for the Texas A&M University System for eight years, she now consults with half a dozen departments who prefer the simplicity of WordPress to the campus enterprise CMS. She is the author of Beginning WordPress 3.