WordPress for Official College Sites, Course Sites and Individual 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, and personal sites for students, faculty, and staff.

Official College Sites:

Course Sites and Individual Sites:

How can I get help with WordPress?

  • Request Access: If you need to edit an official college website, contact Dan Beach (beach).
  • Request a Site: If you are a current St. Olaf student, faculty member, or staff member, you may request a WordPress site by filling out the WordPress Request Form.
  • Support Options:
    Individual consultations with David Gonnerman, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Digital Media
    If you have any other questions, contact the Helpdesk at x3830 or helpdesk@stolaf.edu for assistance.

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

How can I learn to use WordPress for Course Sites and Individual Sites?