Over the last year, ICT, University Communications, and the Campus Web Group have been working together toward the goals of refreshing the NMSU web presence, and establishing WordPress as an option for the management of university websites.
Part one of this project was completed with the launch of the latest interation of the NMSU Home Page.
Part two is underway with the ongoing development of an NMSU-branded WordPress theme for campus web developers to use in their own projects.
Download the latest version of the NMSU WordPress theme. (Version 1.0.4, updated 4/25/2013.)
Campus web developers are encouraged to offer feedback about the theme through the Yammer Campus Web group. To join the group:
Campus web developers are also encouraged to help extend the theme by contributing their coding enhancements back to the base theme. The goal is to maintain a single, flexible theme for developers to use without the need for extensive customization of the theme code. In situations where customization is required, the NMSU theme can be used as the base for your own child theme.
We will be using GitHub as a code repository and version control tool. To learn more, join the conversation on Yammer.
As this project moves forward, this page will expand to include more information about using WordPress and the NMSU theme. Formalized WordPress training for NMSU employees is currently under development.
Updated: April 25, 2013