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Learn WordPress

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Learn how to get started in your WordPress journey with hundreds of other KPU faculty and students. KPU powered WordPress sites offers an easy-to-use interface without needing to worry about the technicalities of maintaining a WordPress site. It is centrally managed and is 100% open and secure, with a curated collection of plugins, widgets, and themes to help you get started. Creating your WordPress site is simply a click away.

Getting Started

Why we created this site?

We know that getting a WordPress site started from scratch is not easy. So we want to make it easy for you, so you won’t need to jump through the hurdles. This is a resource site filled with tips & tricks, step-by-steps, best practices, and strategies, curated to help you get started on your WordPress journey.

Who next

Who is this site for?

If you were led to this site by referral or if you stumbled upon this site by accident, you were probably led here by curiosity. That’s a great place to be.

Mainly, this site was curated for KPU faculty and instructional staff that have a curiosity about WordPress but don’t have a clue where to start. Or those of you do know where to start but don’t know how to take it to the next level. We hope this incorporates WordPress into your course. Hopefully with the continuous curated content of this site, this site will become your one-stop shop for all things WordPress.

(Psst…go tell your friends.)

Ideas for WordPress sites
  • Course websites
  • Resource building
  • Team assignments/projects
  • Blogs
  • Reflective journals
  • Project sites
  • ePortfolios
  • Storytelling

What you’ll learn by using this site?

  • Why WordPress – considerations, frameworks, open pedagogy
  • Basics of WordPress – theme selection, content building with Gutenberg and Elementor, selecting plugins, and all the goods
  • Gain insights and strategies on using WordPress in your learning environment
  • Build your WordPress site step-by-step with written and video instructions

Topics covered

Getting Started

This module will cover all the steps you need to get a WordPress site.

  • Essentials
Selecting a Theme

This module will cover the essentials of picking a theme to work with.

  • Essentials
Selecting a text editor

This module will compare the standard Gutenberg text editor versus Elementor and their capabilities.

  • Essentials
Plugins

Not the car. This module will explore how plugins can shape and level up your WordPress site.

  • Essentials

Frequently Asked Questions

KPU’s WordPress site is self-served. Simply go to wordpress.kpu.ca and follow the instructions on page to get started. Don’t forget to come back here for next steps.

While sky is the limit, there are a few restrictions we put in place to help guide you along. For example, you can’t go shopping spree for all the themes and plugins. This ensures you won’t get overwhelmed by all that is out there. But if you know exactly what you want, we can definitely review options.

There is also only 100MB site limit as default. You can always request for more but this ensures everyone has a site, who needs a site.

The KPU WordPress environment is 100% secure and hosted on Canadian servers to ensure your data is safe & secure.

Absolutely! WordPress is 100% open-source. If your students are graduating or if you’re leaving KPU, you can take your site with you and host WordPress elsewhere.

Still have questions?

Book an appointment with one of our learning strategist to get started.