New to WordPress?

See our WordPress Tutorial customized for folks with new WordPress sites here at sites.evergreen.edu.

How do I request a site?

Faculty may request a WordPress course site via the Academic Technologies resource in my.evergreen.edu or help.evergreen.edu.

How should I setup my site?

We’ve developed WordPress site templates to get you up and running quickly with your course site. Take a look at our template feature table and choose the one that’s right for your style of teaching

How is sites.evergreen.edu different from wordpress.evergreen.edu*?

(*formerly blogs.evergreen.edu)

  • sites.e.e is focused on supporting faculty work
  • new site templates speed up the development time for faculty with curated theme and plugin sets focused on supporting faculty work
  • sites.e.e is running over https:// (SSL) so that content can easily be linked to or embedded into other secure sites
  • sites.e.e supports mixed access to content: the site can be public but specific pages and media files can be restricted to students enrolled in the program
  • wordpress.evergreen.edu is available to anyone with an Evergreen login, and particularly for students to showcase their work in such forms as academic journals and portfolios.

Why a WordPress site?

  • A site that can grow with your teaching. Your WordPress site can be used across multiple years or courses. Build, refine, update, rinse and repeat.
  • Ease of use. WordPress is renowned as one of the easiest web authoring platforms to get started with. At the same time, a huge selection of additional functionality is available via plugins when you’re ready to take the next steps.
  • Build community beyond the confines of your classroom by opening up portions of your course website while copyrighted materials remain protected behind an Evergreen login.
  • WordPress sites look good. Theme selection and the ability to easily customize the look and feel of your site is as good as it gets without having to hire a developer.
  • Mobile ready. Most newer themes are designed to be responsive and adjust to work well on any size screen.

How Do I Add Protected Files, or Posts/Pages?

  • We’re using a combination of plugins to protect files and to make private pages or post visible to only your enrolled students. If your course was built using one of the site templates it’s ready to handle protected files and posts/pages.
  • See working with Protected Files for more detailed usage info.