Learn more about WordPress at UBTech

If you’re attending this year’s UBTech conference, and you’re using or are looking into using WordPress at your institution, I highly recommend you come to our WordPress SIG, held Monday morning before the conference officially opens.

This is the 3rd year we’ve done this SIG, and it’s been great to share our experiences being WordPress campuses, and it’s been really cool to see what other schools are doing, the challenges they face and to answer questions from people who are new or considering WordPress.

In particular this year, we’ll talk about the state of WordPress, and look at the recent increase of security issues WordPress faces, what it means to us as administrators and what it means for our campus users.

Here’s a bit more about our session:

It can be argued that WordPress is now a “mature” software platform. There is a robust ecosystem of developers, users, and service providers who develop many different types of websites, services and resources for and in WordPress. In fact, nearly 20 percent of websites today run on WordPress, including many higher education websites.

In this, the third UBTech WordPress SIG, Mike Richwalsky and Curtiss Grymala will share the state of WordPress today and how it’s being used for many different uses in higher ed.

The highlight of this meeting is its interactive nature – if you launched a new site in WordPress, you can share it, your successes and challenges. If you’re thinking about starting a project using WordPress, this SIG is an opportunity to ask questions from other participants and the facilitators, who have used WordPress for many years. Please come ready to share sites, ideas and questions!

I really look forward to this SIG, as it’s a low-stress, low-key way to share, learn and ask questions. Learn more about our session here.