Transition to WordPress

Organisations of every shape and size are embracing WordPress for a variety of innovative and imaginative and ways to cut cost and speed deployment. In this session Jon Bird will share some of his favourite examples of how WordPress is solving many challenges that enterprise organisations are facing. Jon is a firm believer that these lessons translate across industry and can help higher educational institutions in the same way.

Organisations left right and centre are ditching expensive, proprietary and cumbersome solutions in favour of this free, open source CMS. With this year’s theme in mind, could WordPress be the answer?

This master class will cover:

  • WordPress history
  • Why WordPress?
  • Transitioning to WordPress: How difficult is it really?
  • Universities who’ve already made the switch
  • WordPress as an Intranet
  • My favourite WordPress sites and why I think they can help you
  • Security is more important than ever, how Network Rail and The Prime Ministers Office embraced WordPress
  • WordPress Q&A


  • Title: Transition to WordPress
  • Type: Master class which lasts for about 2.5 hours
  • Hashtag: #B8
  • Facilitator: Jon Bird, WP Engine
  • Date and time: 14.50-17.30 on Wednesday 12 July 2017