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WordPress: The Basics


What is WordPress?

WordPress is a publishing platform for blogs and is often used as a Content Management System (CMS) for business sites.  Complete websites can be created with WordPress because of the wide breadth of capabilities it offers website developers. At UF Health, we use WordPress to power our departmental, unit, and clinical sites.

Why WordPress?

WordPress sites are functional and flexible in many ways.  A site can be made public so anyone and everyone can see it, or individual pages can be marked as private so only specific users can view the content.  A WordPress-based site is easy to update and manage for most individuals. Content on a page is separate from the design and layout of the site so that the design and layout can be changed quickly and easily without it affecting the content. WordPress has Page Templates and Widgets that allow you to easily alter the way a particular page looks. It becomes easier to keep your site content updated and relevant.

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Support Assistance

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