WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform available to Stanford departments and officially-recognized groups for use in www.stanford.edu web space.
Stanford WordPress sites come with the “Stanford Modern” look-and-feel enabled by default. IT Services maintains the tool, but site owners are responsible for applying packaged upgrades periodically — when notified by IT Services — using a web-based tool.
- Easy installation via a web-based form.
Install as many as 20 separate WordPress sites in your organization’s AFS web space, depending on the number of other web applications installed there. (Each WordPress installation automatically creates one MySQL database and organizations are allowed up to a total of 20 databases.)
- Database backups, application maintenance/upgrades, and up-to-date Stanford look-and-feel are provided by IT Services.
- An HTTP Authentication WordPress plugin allows users to login with their SUNetIDs and have a WordPress account set up under their name automatically (via LDAP integration).
- Visit WordPress.org to see a list of WordPress features.
- Numerous WordPress blogs in use at Stanford are showcased at blog.stanford.edu.
If you belong to the “-admin” PTS group for your department’s or group’s AFS space, you can use the Collaboration Tools Installer to install WordPress:
→ Collaboration Tools Installer
To request membership in an “-admin” group, submit a HelpSU request.
Details about the requirements and default configuration of the centrally installed WordPress service are available on the University Web Services Wiki: WordPress Service Details page.