JEA Curriculum Highlight: Understanding WordPress

WordPress is the CMS that runs the vast majority of high school news sites and it’s a great program for students to learn. We have a few resources on this site that talk about WordPress and how to learn to use it.

You can also find an overview WordPress lesson in the JEA Curriculum.

The 50-minute lesson comes complete with a PowerPoint and works to get students started on a path of creating their own e-portfolio using WordPress. To supplement the curriculum for some more depth learning WordPress by checking out the WordPress Essential training on or check out these 10 ways to learn WordPress.

This curriculum is available to all JEA members. To access the curriculum, you must be logged in to the JEA Curriculum site. Once you are, you can access this lesson here: Understanding WordPress.

Check out the video here to learn more about the JEA Curriculum. If you’re a member you can login to access the curriculum here. If you’d like more information about the benefits of JEA or if you want to join JEA, you can find more information on

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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