Wordpress training for Hypotheses

In order to accompany you in getting the hang of your Hypotheses research blog(s), OpenEdition regularly organizes free training courses for all users who are already have a blog on Hypotheses or would like to open one.

These training sessions allow participants to create, configure and customize their research blog(s) and to master all the editing and management features offered to them with the free software Wordpress, on which Hypotheses is based.

The trainings take place over one day, in Marseille, Paris and Lyon or online. They are free of charge and accessible only by registration. The number of seats available for each session varies according to the location of the training, depending on the capacity of the rooms used. The training is conducted in French.

Schedule and registration 2024

Basic training

  • 29 February 2024 - Distance learning
  • 15 April 2024 - Presential training, Bibliothèque du Palais, Lyon
  • 17 May 2024 - Distance learning

Advanced training

  • 26 March 2024 - Distance learning
  • 16 April 2024 - Presential training, Bibliothèque du Palais, Lyon

Register on the OpenEdition training space: https://training.openedition.org (only in French)

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Hypotheses' online and on-site training

Two levels of training are offered:


Basic training courses

Training outline:


Content Learning objectives

I. Hypotheses and scientific blogging in the context of OpenEdition


  • Understand the editorial environment of Hypotheses

  • Know conditions and modalities of creating a research blog

  • Identify some examples of blogs

  • Define the place of CC licences in OpenEdition's open access policy in 2022

II. Getting started on WordPress

  • Know the difference between public and private interface in WordPress

  • How to adjust the general settings of your blog

  • Know the elements of the navigation menu in the WordPress administration


III. Creating and adding contents to your blog

  • Know the differences between pages and articles

  • How to create an article and upload content

  • How to create a page and upload content

  • How to upload media correctly into an article or a page


Practical workshop

  • Create and edit an article

IV. Apply Creative Commons licenses to the content of your blog

  • Know how to choose Creative Commons licenses about content of a blog

  • How to find external media content licensed under Creative Commons

  • Know how to correctly label CC-licensed content


V. Creating the blog structure

  • Know how to use categories and tags correctly

  • Understand the role of a navigation menu

  • How to create a navigation menu

VI. Managing roles

  • Know how to collaborate on a blog

VII. Choosing a graphic theme with your editorial project

  • Know the graphic theme's role in a blog

  • Know the customisation options of a theme

  • Know the different themes available

  • Choose a theme according to pre-defined characteristics

  • Know how to test and activate the chosen theme

VIII. Using native WordPress Widgets

  • Understand the use of a widget in a blog

  • How to setup a widget

Practical workshop

  • Structure the contents of a blog

IX. Enhancing visibility and accessibility of your blog

  • Know the visibility and referencing actions carried out by the Hypotheses team


  • Know how to improve the visibility and natural referencing of your blog
  • Know how to improve the accessibility of your blog

X. Training review


Advanced training

Training outline:


Content Learning objectives

I.  Improve the visual presentation and ergonomics of a blog

  • Improve navigation in an post content

  • Improve the visual presentation of an editorial content

  • Add complementary content blocks

  • Use pre-set presentation templates

  • Setting a post on “pending” status for proofreading

II.  Widgets available in a blog. Isidore Widget and HAL plugin

  • Set up native WordPress widgets

  • Use Isidore widget

  • Use HAL plugin

Practical workshop


III. Legal responsibility and application of Creative commons licenses

  • Choose Creative Commons licenses for the contents of a blog
    Label CC-licensed content

Practical workshop


IV. OpenEdition-wide referencing and best practicses

  • Know how a blog post is enhanced on our platforms

  • Improve blog visibility and search engine optimization of contents

V. Sustainability of Hypotheses-hosted contents

  • Define the sustainable components of a blog

  • Choose what will become of a blog in a dormant state.

  • Choose what to do when deactivating a blog


Regarding the practical part of our training, we will provide you with a training blog, on which you will be able to practice with complete peace of mind for the duration of the training and up to four months beyond that (even if you already have a blog on Hypotheses).


  • Nathalie Casanova, Hypotheses' Community Manager
  • Céline Guilleux, Content & Editorial Officer
  • François Pacaud, Head of science blogging department

Calendar and registration

Basic training courses

As the number of registrations for the courses and on the waiting lists is very high, we have closed registrations for the end of year sessions

Advanced course

As the number of registrations for the courses and on the waiting lists is very high, we have closed registrations for the end of year sessions