Wordpress training for Hypotheses

In order to help you get the hang of using your research blog(s), OpenEdition organizes free training courses for all users who are already registered on Hypotheses or who would like to start a Hypotheses blog.

Our courses are held regularly in Paris and Aix-en-Provence. They are free of charge.

Beginner’s course

The beginner’s course lasts one day and is divided into two sessions:

• a theoretical session introducing course participants to the history and specific features of academic blogging. This session shows you how Hypotheses works and what is distinctive about it. It is also a chance to explore the wider ecosystem that Hypotheses is part of, i.e. the four OpenEdition platforms;
• a practical session in which participants learn how to use WordPress, the software that is used to run Hypotheses. This session involves learning how to configure a blog, design how it looks and, of course, publish content.

While it is not necessary to have a Hypotheses blog to attend one of our beginner’s courses, it is important to have basic IT skills (familiarity with using a computer and the Internet). There are no other entry requirements and participants do not need to bring any other materials with them.

Advanced course

The advanced course also lasts one day. This course is aimed only at users who already have at least one blog on Hypotheses and who would like to work on skills that are specific to their blog(s). The advanced training does not include a theoretical introduction. In addition, we ask those taking part in the advanced course to prepare their questions in advance, so that we can answer them as a group on the day.
Participants on our courses use a blog that has been specially created for them to practise on. This practice blog is available to all participants for up to four months after the course date (even those who already have a Hypotheses blog).


  • François Pacaud, Head of science blogging department,
  • Martin Clavey, academic journalist.

Calendar and registration

To consult the calendar of upcoming Hypotheses training courses and register for one of the dates, please click on this link.

Regristrations is compulsary. In addition, given the limited number of places on each course, we ask participants to register on courses only if you are sure you will be able to attend. If you are unable to attend a course on which you are registered, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing formations-hypotheses@openedition.org.

All practical information about our courses will be sent to you by email once your registration has been confirmed.