Welcome to the UWEE department’s WordPress server! This server has been set up to serve the needs of the UWEE community for an easy-to-maintain method of web publishing.
At present, there are no plans for a department-wide “EE Blog”. However if someone wants to take on responsibility for initiating one, we’re happy to help…
Both academic and research groups within EE can (and do) use this server for their web sites. It also has occasionally been used for class websites. Please contact the webmaster if you want more information about getting started on our WordPress server.
We do have a number of the most popular WordPress themes already installed, and you are welcome to use any of them on your blog / site. If there is a theme you want but we do not provide, let us know – if the theme has a decent security track record and is currently maintained, we are happy to accommodate you. Please be aware that not all WordPress themes meet this standard, though…
Because of security and maintenance issues, we have instituted a moratorium on installing additional plugins. Running a full-service WordPress server would require a dedicated full-time admin, and we simply don’t have the resources for that. This policy was adopted to serve what we see as the best interests of the average user, but we understand it may not work for everyone – so if you need something more than we can provide, there are lots of commercial WordPress hosts that would be happy to serve you!
We are happy to help with any technical issues, but we do not have a designer on staff with EE Computing. You can certainly ask us questions! But be aware that users will generally be expected to figure out how to their WordPress site works on their own.