University of Wisconsin–Madison

WiscWeb Training

End-user training for WiscWeb sites and the UW-Madison Theme is provided by the WiscWeb Training Team and includes entry level Getting Started training, through more advanced feature-specific training. Future training to be added includes Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for sites and how to effectively use Analytics.

Training is provided for: General audiences in a classroom setting; departmental groups, or one-on-one at the customer site or in an alternate classroom setting; Using video modules; and in Brown Bags across campus. Customers can also request customized training to meet their specific needs.

You can sign up for upcoming training sessions using the links provided on this page. However, if you’d like to schedule a small group or one-on-one training session, please contact our training lead at matt.goins@wisc.edu. Open Labs are also a good chance to receive additional training or support.

You can also refer to the WordPress Beginners Documentation (PDF). This document is a high-level, start to finish process of setting up a site and creating your first pages and posts. Please note, theme details may change and may not be reflected in documentation right away.

Please Note: If you are interested in learning more about a particular aspect of WordPress, the UW Theme, or the WiscWeb Service in general, Open Labs are a good opportunity to come in and speak with a member of the team.

All classes take place in room B207 at the Computer Sciences Building (1210 W. Dayton St.). This lab is in the basement of the building, to the right of the vending machines.


Wed 22

Training – WordPress Using the UW Theme

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 29

Training – WordPress Using the UW Theme

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 30

Training – Using the The Events Calendar Plugin

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Thu 30

Training – Using the Gravity Forms Plugin

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

All Open Lab sessions take place in room B207 at the Computer Sciences Building (1210 W. Dayton St.). This lab is in the basement of the building, to the right of the vending machines.


Fri 24

WordPress Open Lab Time

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 27

WordPress Open Lab Time

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 29

WordPress Open Lab Time

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 05

WordPress Open Lab Time

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sep 06

WordPress Open Lab Time

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am