Workshop on Academic Blogging at MG University Library


About the workshop

Hands on training will be based WordPress blogging platform. WordPress is considered as an easy to use publishing platform for academic community. With WordPress, we can create any type of website: a personal blog or website, a photo blog, a professional portfolio, academic website, library portal, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. Teachers, students, research scholars and library professionals can publish their content with ease and effectively to keep in touch with their peers. WordPress offers most of the features suitable for scholarly communication for academic community.

In this workshop, participants will develop a custom website and blog with static and dynamic pages from scratch. Experienced resource persons will introduce various features and plugins available with WordPress to make your website fully functional.


Understand the capabilities of WordPress as a blogging platform and CMS.

Learn basic HTML and CSS

Develop a custom website from scratch

Learn how to customize WordPress

Understand how to utilise the WordPress plug-in library

Who can participate

Working Library Professionals, Faculty Members, Students and Research scholars.


Venue: Seminar Hall, Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Date & Time:  February 20 & 21, 2015; 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Registration: Registration fee is Rs. 800 for outside participants (including working lunch, tea and snacks). Seat allotment will be based on first come first served basis. Completed registration form can be send to the email address, After the confirmation of admission, registration fee can be paid in cash at the registration counter of the programme on 20th February.  Please visit this link to download  registration form.

Accommodation will be provided to the participants on prior request on additional payment.

Resource Persons:  Shri. Faisal S.L., Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram.

                                   Shri. Prajeesh Bhaskaran, Library Assistant, MG University Library

                                   Shri. Jasimudeen S., Librarian, St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor.

Contact details

The Librarian

MG University Library


Phone: 0481-2733527


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