Building a WordPress Site

The School of Medicine offers a branded WordPress template available for use by all SOM entities that do not require a Drupal build. The WordPress Template is nearly identical to the Drupal template in looks, but does not have all of the functionality or flexibility. Contact Duke Web Services PRIOR to beginning any project to understand the scope and limitations of the templates. The SoM template is available for free at, and requires a NetID to login.

Guide to using the WordPress Template

WordPress Training

  • Free classes on using WordPress (look for Sites@Duke)  are available through OIT Training.
  • Free WordPress video tutorials through Duke's portal to

Sample WordPress Page