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WordPress Websites

CommonSpot has been the content management system for ECU’s official website for the past decade. While we still offer support for current CommonSpot websites, we have begun migrating all official websites to WordPress. The goal is to have all official ECU websites into the WordPress CMS by the end of spring semester 2020. To begin the migration process, visit wordpress.ecu.edu.

WordPress Blogs

WordPress is an open-source Web application designed for creating blogs. WordPress allows users to create both static and dynamic Web pages. ECU has its own WordPress server, and space is available to faculty, staff, students, departments and groups for personal blogs or academic sites.

WordPress can be used in courses to provide interaction between faculty and students. It can also be used with departments and groups to share information and updates on projects.

To request a new blog, support or a plugin/theme, submit this request form.

All WordPress plugin requests are reviewed internally. If accepted, they are then tested in a development environment. Please allow two weeks for this process to be completed.

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Features and Benefits

The following is a list of examples of how WordPress can enhance your academic course.

  • Create static websites.
  • Create interactive websites.
  • House tutorials and instructions.
  • Update groups.
  • Make the blog public (available to everyone) or restricted to a group.
  • Use as a conference site.

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