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We recently added three new themes to the Dartmouth WordPress environment:

Twenty Seventeen theme screenshotTwenty Seventeen

This new core WordPress theme is visually oriented, responsive, accessible.  It is possible to have a video on the header.  There is also a social media menu.

Dartmouth Green screenshotDartmouth Green

This provides a look just like the standard Dartmouth departmental websites.  Common Dartmouth links are available in the header and the footer. A special social media toolbar can be set up in the banner area. It is also possible to insert special iframe codes, such as calendars, Google docs, videos, etc.

Hemingway screenshotHemingway

A visually appealing theme that is responsive and friendly to large images.

We have just upgraded the WordPress software that runs the environment at Dartmouth College.

WordPress 4.7.2 includes important security updates for the WordPress 4.7 that came out in December.  In particular, there are administrative improvements for menus and PDF media, along with custom CSS for themes.

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of Dartmouth WordPress!

WordPress is a web publishing platform that enables site builders to set up a website quickly and easily. Thus, WordPress is an excellent solution for self-authored website creation -- a void at Dartmouth until recently.

The Dartmouth WordPress service allows non-technical users to build a site on their own, manage their own users, and publish their own content. We provide a set of standard templates and plugins to customize these sites. The tool itself is maintained by Dartmouth Computing Services.

Anyone with a Dartmouth NetID may request a WordPress site (more info). However, we especially hope this tool will be used for sites that previously were not eligible for support by Web Services or Academic and Campus Technology Services. Examples might include student group websites, faculty homepages and course websites.

Dartmouth WordPress is currently a pilot project, and we're still working out the kinks. If you would like to participate as a early user, please read about the project to determine if the tool is a good fit for your needs and then submit a request for your site.

We are seeking feedback on the Dartmouth WordPress service. Early participants, we'd love to hear from you, and how the experience is going. Specifically:

  • Was the site request and setup process easy?
  • Were the instructions on managing your site and additional help useful?
  • Is there any functionality you think should be offered that isn't?
  • What was especially helpful in your site setup and management?
  • Does the Dartmouth WordPress service work the way you were expecting?

Any feedback would be appreciated. Please drop us a line!