WordPress - About

This document describes what WordPress is and what it does.

About WordPress

WordPress is an open source software platform that is designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. WordPress powers 32% of the internet. WordPress can be used in many different types of web-based applications ranging from blogs, eCommerce, complex portals, enterprise websites, and more. WordPress makes content management very easy and no knowledge of web programming is required to use it, so maintenance is easy! Here are some of the features that WordPress has that makes it a great platform for UW-Oshkosh:

WordPress at UW-Oshkosh

WordPress websites are a service hosted in the the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week via a joint effort with UW-Oshkosh and UW-Milwaukee staff. We use a WordPress Network to power the creation and maintenance of the content in our websites. It is the officially supported long term solution (LTS) web content management system (CMS) by the Information Technology (IT) at UWO.

For a full list of all terms associated with WordPress, please consult the official WordPress glossary.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu