Getting Started

Sites @ MCSD is powered by WordPress, an open-source web publishing platform supported by hundreds of contributors around the world.  The WordPress open source CMS, publishing platform and blogging tool is available as a platform for hosting and maintaining websites and blogs for schools, and other district-sponsored initiatives, programs and collaborations.

MCSD’s WordPress platform includes a catalog of curated, managed and supported plugins that provide extended functionality and a theme that provides a consistent MCSD-branded visitor experience and responsive (mobile device-friendly) content delivery.

This WordPress Guide site provides MCSD WordPress administrators, content editors and other stakeholders with information and resources related to WordPress learning operations.



Why Use WordPress?


WordPress is more than just a blog, it’s a fully customizable content management system. WordPress provides you with a platform that can be altered for any need big or small and with the huge number of developers working on the platform, you are sure to find just what you need. Most importantly, WordPress has been designed to be extremely user-friendly. Whether you are a novice or a skilled user, WordPress’ administrator panel makes it easy to maneuver your website.

Easy Administration

Manage every aspect of your website in the admin dashboard.

User Accounts and Roles

Customize role capabilities and permissions for granular user control.

Control Your Content

Manage your website content with no HTML experience.

Customizable Menus

Create dynamic drop-down menus with hierarchy support.


Thousands of free plugins available for use on your website.

Search Engine Optimized

Optimal configuration for maximum search engine exposure.