University of Wisconsin–Madison

WordPress for Libraries

WordPress is simple to use, easily customizable, and popular in libraries as an open source content management system. In this six week online course, you will begin learning the basics of WordPress sites and move towards more advanced topics by the end of the course, like theme editing and multi-site administration.

 While you’ll follow a set curriculum each week, you’ll be encouraged to develop your own learning goals, allowing you to focus on particular aspects of WordPress that suit your professional development needs.

At a glance

When: Jun 18 – Jul 29

Where: Online

Cost: $200 (10% discount if you register by June 3!)

CE Credit: 2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs

Program: #3070

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Register online

Register by phone: Pyle Center, (608) 262-2451

Register by fax or mail: Print out a registration form

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins.

Course details


Students will watch weekly screencasts, read articles, explore web sites and participate in online discussion boards.


Kyle Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He co-authored two books on using WordPress (Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress and Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System) and brings to the course years of experience building a variety of WordPress-based websites for libraries, professionals, and social learning environments.