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29 Ways WordPress Is Taking Over Universities and Higher Ed

When Edublogs Campus first started hosting WordPress Multisite networks for schools and universities 5+ years ago, it was pretty much exclusively for blog networks.

But not so today.

With easy to customize themes and the user friendliness of the publishing process, we see WordPress being leveraged to meet dozens of web and technology needs.

And now with improved integration with popular Learning Management Systems, and the new data centers in Europe and Canada, this trend is poised to grow even more.

Take a look at these 29 live sites, all hosted by Edublogs Campus, for inspiration and ideas!
1. Professional Websites
The Ohio State University
u.osu.edu

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WordPress for Universities and Higher Ed

It is no secret that WordPress is everywhere, and that includes a growing presence in the land of academia.

Colleges and universities are leveraging the power and flexibility of WordPress for everything from the main university website, to course blogs, student portfolios, faculty sites, and more.

The very same team behind this blog and WPMU DEV also run Edublogs – the most popular managed hosting WordPress solution for schools and universities around the world.

In fact, WPMU DEV was born because we were building plugins and tools for Edublogs and people kept asking us for them!

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We’re looking for a WordPress developer!

Could you be just the WordPress developer that we are looking for?

If you think so, be sure to get in touch!

Incsub - the parent company behind this site and Edublogs - has an opening for an experienced developer with mad WordPress and coding skills to join our team.

We will challenge you to head up the development of new plugins and features on Edublogs that will be used by millions. You’ll be rewarded with flexible conditions (you can work from anywhere), great compensation, and an invite to company meet-ups (next one is in New York City!).

Could you be the perfect fit for our growing team? Let us know if you think so!

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Save big with MightyDeals on WordPress design and development tools

As we shared today in our weekly newsletter (subscribe here!), we are big fans of the savings and products to be found over on MightyDeals.com.

For example, check out this crazy deal for 1,200+ royalty free vector images for just $17.

There is also a steal on the Ultimatum WordPress Theme Builder from $35.
Not to mention hundreds of additional images, themes, plugins, fonts, and more.

Use ‘WPMU’ and save an additional 15%
The kind folks at MightyDeals have offered an additional 15% off of any download to readers here of WPMU.org
Use the coupon code WPMU when checking out.
This additional offer won’t last long.

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WordPress To Change ‘Posts’ to ‘Blog’ in Next Version?

We’ve preached about the need to simplify the WordPress dashboard before, and just a few minutes ago one such change was proposed in the WordPress Trac.

This change is simple:

1. Change the ‘Posts’ menu item to ‘Blog’

2. Move the ‘Pages’ and ‘Comments’ menus up above ‘Media’

The idea is that the difference between posts and pages is often confusing for new users and this should help make it more clear.

We are a bit torn on if this really is a good move, so thought it might be worth asking you here.

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Major Changes in the Use of WordPress in Education

I was first introduced to the world of WordPress in 2008 when I was looking for a good way to build a website for a math course I was teaching. My school offered an archaic website solution and, though I don’t remember why, I first tried out both Drupal and Joomla.

All I wanted was a quick and easy way to post notes, videos, and assignments for my students – and provide parents and students an easy way to subscribe to new posts by email.

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Catch the Live Stream from BlogathonATX NOW!

Today I’m hanging out a WordCamp-like event in Austin, Texas called BlogathonATX.

The best part is that several of the sessions are being live streamed throughout the day.

Beginning in just a few minutes, check in to the USTREAM channel for the following:

10:30am CST – Branding Yourself Online

1:30pm CST – Long Term Blog Maintenance

4:30pm CST – Blogging for Business

*All times are Central Standard Time which is -06:00 GMT

There are also two WordPress specific sessions that may be streamed during the day, and if so, I’ll update the schedule above. These are WordPress 101 and WordPress Premium Themes.
About Blogathon

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