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WordPress: WordPress

Tips, tutorials, and recommendations for using Wordpress to create digital portfolios, websites, publish online multimedia exhibits, digital heritage and research projects.

What is WordPress?

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day ("About WordPress," n.d.).

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What Is Wordpress from Shawn Hesketh, WP101.

This 5-minute video from Shawn Hesketh (WP101) provides a brief introduction to the WordPress content management system.

Why Use it?

A few ways you can use WordPress:

  • ​Use WordPress to create an online resume or digital portfolio.
  • Use WordPress to create websites.
  • Use WordPress to share news and events and related social media. 
  • Use WordPress to create and share surveys and questionnaires.
  • Use WordPress to create your own research portal.
  • Use WordPress for project management or as a process blog.
  • Use WordPress for crowdsourced projects.
  • Use WordPress to publish online multimedia exhibits.
  • Use WordPress to share and publish scholarly work.


A Few Examples with Tips and Tutorials