WPCampus

WPCampus is a community of web professionals, educators, and others dedicated to the growth of WordPress in higher education. Our mission is to advance colleges and universities by providing a support structure and wealth of knowledge for anyone who uses, or is interested in using, WordPress.

Video: Headless and Brainless WordPress - WPCampus Online 2018

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/headless-and-brainless-wordpress/. Session Description: Now that WordPress has an amazing Rest API, there is a lot of buzz around “Headless” or “Decoupled” sites. However, these are mostly covered with “how-to” and not “what this is” articles. This presentation will provide a deeper understanding […]

Video: Death of the Media Query - WPCampus Online 2018

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/death-of-the-media-query/. Session Description: We’ve all been there. Your site looks beautiful on mobile, tablet, and desktop but 768 pixels to 900 pixels is a disaster. Creating a truly responsive website experience goes beyond using bootstrap. Front End Developers consistently find themselves creating […]

Video: Case studies in implementing accessibility for difficult content - WPCampus Online 2018

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/implementing-accessibility-for-difficult-content/. Session Description: Everyone knows accessibility is important now. (You didn’t know? DEFINITELY you need to be at this session.) The low-level stuff is pretty easy — make sure your images have alt tags, replace your Flash videos with HTML5 equivalents with […]

Video: WordPress and Real-World Data with Students - WPCampus Online 2018

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/wordpress-and-real-world-data-with-students/. Session Description: Education is often most powerful when the digital and real-world merge in ways that increase the power of both. We’ve built a variety of instructional and technical-design patterns to create custom tools for students and faculty that help achieve […]

Video: Helping Researchers Tell a More Textured Story - WPCampus Online 2018

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/helping-researchers-tell-textured-story-work/. Session Description: Nicky Agate, head of digital initiatives at the Modern Language Association, will discuss the society’s collaboration with Columbia University Libraries on CORE, or the Commons Open Repository Exchange, a Fedora plugin for WordPress/BuddyPress that enables an open-access repository to […]

Video: Securing your WordPress Website - WPCampus Online 2018

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/securing-your-wordpress-website/. Session Description: Learn the information security principles to lock down and secure your WordPress website. You will learn about weak passwords, faulty themes or plugins, or even old WordPress installations and the steps to take to secure your site today. Learn […]

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Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites by people with disabilities.

Video: A look at the modern WordPress server stack - WPCampus 2017

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/look-modern-wordpress-server-stack/. Session Description: Do you remember when you could run a “fast” WordPress site with just an Apache server and PHP? Yeah, those were days! Things were a lot less complicated then. Now, everything has to load lightning fast! Visitors don’t have […]

Video: The builder’s dilemma: No layout left behind - WPCampus 2017

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/builders-dilemma-no-layout-left-behind/. Session Description: WordPress announced that it won’t be following its regular release cycle in 2017. The core team is going to focus on three key projects, of which the largest is reimagining the content editing experience. Enter the inline page builder. […]

Video: Managing a gigantic multisite installation and surviving to tell the tale - WPCampus 2017

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/managing-gigantic-multisite-installation/. Session Description: In 2010, John Carroll University began rolling out WordPress as its content management, the first the school had ever used. They picked WordPress due to its user-friendly interface and powerful customization abilities. The site has grown beyond our wildest […]

Video: So, you redesigned your website… Now what? - WPCampus 2017

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/redesigned-website-now-what/. Session Description: Stanford Law School launched a completely redesigned website in August 2015. But as you know, new websites are never done! There’s always room for improvement: incremental UX enhancements, feature requests, upgrades and content strategy. We’ve spent our time since […]

Video: Canisius College workflow: WordPress, Divi and MailChimp - WPCampus 2017

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/canisius-college-workflow/. Session Description: Not only do campus individuals need help communicating to the outside world, they also need help communicating internally. WordPress has helped Canisius College immensely. It is being used in a variety of ways and by a variety of individuals […]

Video: Reducing Friction in SME Participation - WPCampus Online

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at http://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/spoonful-of-content-sugar-reducing-friction-in-subject-matter-expert-participation/. Session Description: Of all the issues organizations can face, perhaps one of the most daunting from a content POV is just making it easier for the people who know the most about the topics in your digital strategy to be involved […]

Video: The Magic of Teaching Using WordPress - WPCampus Online

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at http://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/the-magic-of-teaching-using-wordpress/. Session Description: Open Learning means no more boring disposable assignments and no more locked-down closed LMS’s. In Open Learning, students become to become creators and publishers, instead of passive receptacles for lecture. WordPress is the magic that enables professors to create […]

Video: WordPress as an LMS - WPCampus Online

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/wordpress-as-an-lms/. Session Description: If you’re looking for your first LMS (or starting fresh by leaving an old one behind), the number of choices you have can be overwhelming. But there’s one option you may not have thought of that can be a […]

Video: Level Up: Centralized News and WordPress - WPCampus Online

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/level-up-centralized-news-and-wordpress/. Session Description: We all know WordPress can do just about anything. In this session you’ll see how you can completely revolutionize (and simplify) the way your institution communicates with external and internal audiences. Vanderbilt University is using a WordPress to run […]

Video: Higher Ed WordPress Showcase - WPCampus Online

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/higher-ed-wordpress-showcase/. Session Description: WPCampus ran a comprehensive survey with 486 respondents answering over 50 questions on how their campus uses WordPress. In November of 2015, University of Colorado shared the result of a 132 university CMS survey. WordPress was overwhelmingly the CMS […]

Video: From Moodle to WordPress: what we learnt and why - WPCampus Online

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/from-moodle-to-wordpress-what-we-learnt-and-why-we-moved/. Session Description: Ever wondered if WordPress can provide a more powerful end-to-end learning experience than Moodle. In this talk titled; ‘From Moodle to WordPress – what we learnt and why we moved’, I will outline our journey from Moodle to WordPress […]

Video: Empathy and Accessibility for the Web - WPCampus Online

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/empathy-and-accessibility-for-the-web/. Session Description: We create things on the internet so that people can access our information and, often, so that we can get information from them. Unfortunately, we often overlook difficulties and differences that people have when accessing our content, which is […]

Video: WordPress ePortfolios - WPCampus 2016

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/wp-portfolios/. Session Description: Has your institution tried an ePortfolio solution that didn’t meet your needs? You’re not alone. Come to this session to learn how we leveraged NYU’s existing university-wide Web Publishing service, powered by WordPress, and how we integrated a scalable […]

Video: Web Publishing with WordPress Across the Curriculum - WPCampus 2016

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/web-publishing-wordpress-across-curriculum/. Session Description: The web created the first universal publishing platform but schools, of all levels, are still having students submit paper or “electronic documents” for grading and review. Academic work lives in private, closed systems, never exposing students to the opportunity […]

Video: Helping Faculty Figure Out Where WordPress Fits - WPCampus 2016

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/helping-faculty-figure-wordpress-fits/. Session Description: Today’s college faculty often finds itself overwhelmed, even confused, with the various options placed before them for storing and managing their digital “stuff”. This is especially true in the Community College setting where a majority of our faculty are […]