WordPress for Official College Sites

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open-source content management system that can be used to create websites, blogs, or a combination of the two. Many institutions host their own WordPress sites, but there are also independent online hosting services available at WordPress.com and WPengine.com.

How is WordPress used at St. Olaf?

At St. Olaf, we have two installations of WordPress, the first for official college sites and the second for course sites, research projects, event pages, or personal sites for students, faculty, and staff. This pages focuses on the  use of WordPress for official college sites.

How can I get help with WordPress for Official College Sites?

  • Request Access: If you need to edit an official college website, contact Dan Beach (beach).
  • Support Options:
    Individual consultations with David Gonnerman, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Digital Media
    IT Open Lab: Mon.-Thurs., 3:00-5:00 p.m., RML 250
    IT Workshops: Register in LEARN / Check the IT Workshop Calendar.
  • WordPress Support Staff:
    Dan Beach, Webmaster (ext. 3289 / beach)
    David Gonnerman, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Digital Media (ext. 3315 / gonnermd)
    Nancy Aarsvold, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology (ext. 3550 / aarsvoln)
    Ben Gottfried, Multimedia Instructional Technologist (ext. 3613 / bdg)

How can I learn to use WordPress for Official College Pages?