Getting started

To help you with an easy kickstart to WordPress, here are the important things to take into account:

New website

If you do not have a website yet, you will find all the necessary information on the page Request a website.


Not a setting but it is important to note that you need to be authenticated through the EPFL VPN when wanting to edit a WordPress site outside of EPFL.
[See VPN]

Editing rights

Each WordPress site is linked to a unit and the editing rights are managed by Accred.
[See the droits d’édition dans WordPress] [See FAQ Accred] [See Accred]

New site

All new sites / sites under construction is hidden behind a ” Coming soon “. Note that this doesn’t stop you from authenticating yourself as it is simply a plugin used to stop Google from logging those links in its search engine
[See how to login]

WordPress comes with certain default settings. It is important that you look and modify them to your needs.
[See default settings]

WordPress can be organised as a static site (Hierarchical structure, Homepage and secondary pages), as a blog with posts (Chronological structure) or both.
[Understand the difference between pages and posts] [How to structure your site]

Site content

All the images and attached files like PDFs are managed in the ” Media Library “, ordered by either name or date.
[See how to manage the media library]

The WordPress interface remains quite similar when editing posts or pages.
[See how to create a page]
[See how to create a post]


By default the homepage displays a list of recent posts from your site. Edit this setting to make the homepage static, for example to display a short introduction to the purpose of the site.
[See how to choose the homepage]


The created pages do not automatically appear in the menu. You must manually add them.
[See how to manage menus]


WordPress can manage the site content in multiple languages. The available languages in all the ned WordPress sites depend on the type of site, but site Administrators can always add or remove a language.
[See how to manage languages]