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Rachel Cherry
Director, WPCampus
@bamadesigner

@wpcampusorg
#WPCampus
Say hi on
Twitter!
Hi. 

I’m eduwapuu.
Rachel has lots of
swag with my
adorable mug on
it. Just ask.
Using 

WordPress

in the world of
Higher Ed
Director, WPCampus

wpcampus.org

@wpcampusorg


Software engineer and 

accessibility/higher ed consultant 

bamadesigner.com

@bamadesigner
Visit the 

WPCampus 

Get Involved page 

to join our Slack
account!
Who am I?
wpcampus.org - @wpcampusorg - #WPCampus
Use WordPress in higher ed? WPCampus is a
community and conferences for web professionals,
educators and people dedicated towards using
WordPress to advance higher education.
#WPCampus
Why is WordPress great for higher ed?
•Cost
•Open-source / community
•Extendability
•User management
#WPCampus
WordPress in higher education

=

WordPress in the enterprise…
on a budget
#WPCampus
Jeremy Felt, WPCampus 2018
“Universities exist
for the long game.”
#WPCampus
(Some) Universities using WordPress
•Boston University
•Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
•Georgetown University
•Harvard
•Northeastern University
•Princeton
•Yale University
#WPCampus
What’s BIG for
WordPress in higher ed?
A multisite install with over 

10,000 sites and over 30,000 usersBLOGS.UBC.CA
NYU has over 2,000 sites on their
multisite publishing networkWP.NYU.EDU
#WPCampus
What does Gutenberg
mean for higher ed?
#WPCampus
Other important areas
•Governance / change management
•Security/privacy (FERPA)
•Learning management systems
•Content strategy /information architecture
•Research / faculty and student blogs
#WPCampus
Other needs / use cases
•Intranets/student portals
•Employee directories
•Digital signage
•Campus maps/virtual tours
•Crisis communication
#WPCampus
Other needs / use cases
•Access control request systems
•Digital asset management
•Single sign-on with Active Directory, LDAP, etc.
•Academic catalogs
•Presentations and lectures
#WPCampus
Stigmas within higher ed
•Security
•“It’s just for blogging”
•General distrust of free / open-source
#WPCampus
Resources
•The WPCampus 2018 schedule
•https://2018.wpcampus.org/schedule
•Videos available next week
•Main WPCampus website
•https://wpcampus.org/
#WPCampus
•University of British Columbia
•View their multisite publishing platform
•New York University
•View their mulisite publishing platform
Credits/Links
#WPCampus
•UC Berkeley
•View their news site
•Boston University
•Read Of hoops and healing article
Credits/Links
#WPCampus
•Washington State University
•View their open source code
•View their accessibility reporting dashboard
Credits/Links
wpcampus.org - @wpcampusorg - #WPCampus
• Visit wpcampus.org/get-involved to join our Slack
• You don’t have to work in higher ed to be involved
• We have an annual virtual and in-person conference
How to talk to me:
- @bamadesigner
- @wpcampusorg
- bamadesigner.com
- wpcampus.org
Don’t
forget about me
and my swag!
It’s pretty awesome.
eduwapuu never
lies.
Visit the 

WPCampus 

Get Involved page 

to join our Slack
account!
Questions?

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