WordPress F.A.Q.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source website publishing tool and content management system. It is used by more than 26 percent of the top 10 million websites (as of April 2016).

The School’s core website, as well as most websites affiliated with the School, are powered by WordPress. Chances are very high that your department, laboratory, or office uses a website powered by WordPress, and at some point, you may need to update it.

Can I get a WordPress website, and is it free?

If you are eligible for a website, there will be no charge in most cases. However, more complex requirements (web application development, dedicated servers, PCI/HIPA compliance) may require some form of funding.

Who should I contact if I need help?

Do you offer WordPress training?

Yes, WordPress training is available in multiple ways:

On-site training sessions Customized advanced training WordPress in-depth training Self-training portal
Offered by: Harvard Chan Web Team Harvard Chan Web Team Harvard University Training Lynda.com
Details: We offer “WordPress 101” basic training on a regular basis, as well as new feature training when we release an important upgrade. We offer one-on-one training for individuals and groups who need in-depth training on advanced features. Harvard offers an all-day WordPress training course in Cambridge. All year long and at your pace. Lynda.com offers a large selection of WordPress training for all level of users and for free.
Enroll: https://hsph.me/wp-training https://hsph.me/wp-training https://trainingportal.harvard.edu/ http://lynda.harvard.edu/

I’m still unsure if WordPress is right for me or my group.

The Harvard Chan Web Team is happy to help you identify your web needs and ensure that WordPress is the appropriate solution for your project. Contact us at helpdesk@hsph.harvard.edu.

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