What is WordPress?

Word Press is an open source web application designed – a tool for creating and publishing blogs. It is a platform that performs the role of an interactive website, with comments and activity tracking allowed (if you choose). Think of WordPress as a collection of information, discourse, content, discussions, and more. It allows users to create both static and dynamic web pages. Along with using WordPress for course information, or even a course site for students, it can also be used with departments and groups to share information and updates on projects.

Educational uses and benefits:

  • Allows for the creation of static web sites
  • Allows for the creation interactive web sites
  • Can be used for tutorials, conferences, clubs, etc.
  • Can be used for group activities
  • Can be available to everyone or restricted to a group
  • Can be use for academic courses or departments

PDF Document: WordPress Instructions – Getting Started