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New WordPress Content Management System for HKU

WordPress Content Management System (WordPress CMS) is one of the most popular opensource software web publishing platforms and around 35% of the Internet websites are powered by WordPress1. At HKU, around 23% of the websites are using WordPress CMS.

To facilitate departments who wish to set up their websites using WordPress CMS, a new platform built using OpenShift technology and preinstalled with WordPress CMS and some commonly used WordPress plugins will be open for use in May 2020.

Through this new platform, departments can set up their websites on WordPress CMS which has been installed readily. Its key benefits include:

  • Manpower savings in setting up and maintaining the WordPress CMS and its plugins
  • Improved security as ITS will ensure the version of WordPress is kept up-to-date with security patches and fixed applied
  • Supporting webpages with access control for use by HKU staff and students and authentication through Single Sign-On using HKU Portal UID/PIN is enabled

Departments interested in knowing more about this new service can visit our website at https://wpcms-its.hku.hk and application can be submitted via CF83. Training sessions on the use of this new platform will be arranged in 2020 Q2 and details will be announced through HKU eNotice. Please stay tuned with us.


Gripen Kwok
Systems Team
Phone: 3917 2455
Email: gripen@hku.hk

1. Report of W3techs (https://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management).