Rob Schwartz

Wordpress resources for classroom websites

Web Link Published 8/16/13 Last updated on 5/16/18

Hey gang-

Many of us have classroom websites on WordPress, and it's what runs Mike's Game On Plugin developed and redesigned as a result of discussions here. Thought it would be cool to have a place to drop wordpress fave resources... so I made this threead.

Add your own faves by commenting- and be sure to leave links!

Content Standards
Common Core State Standards
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Digital Citizen

Web server, Wordpress installed

CC License
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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/20/19 7:59:57 PM Permalink

​Great resource shared

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 11/28/18 7:34:42 PM Permalink

Thanks for Sharing​

Judy Durkin

Posted on 5/21/18 7:15:20 PM Permalink

Thank you! Much needed, since I think I am going to finally have to move away from Muse.

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 7/28/14 6:48:39 PM Permalink

Great stuff!!! I'm actually just trying to fix an adobe ID problem! ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Mike Skocko

Posted on 7/16/14 4:43:37 PM Permalink

Free this month (normally $10). Registration required (they're the folks behind Tuts+)

Simple QR Codes

Get it while it's free!

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 12/6/13 4:58:17 PM Permalink

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 10/2/13 3:22:52 PM Permalink

I'm TOTALLY in love with shortcodes ultimate.

Then contact me if you're using game on... I have a file for you to import that does all the features that it had to grab names and such... But you need maker add on ($10).

Get the maker add-on.


I'll just throw it up here...

  1. Install and activate latest version of maker add-on
  2. Download this file. Uncompress the XML document.
  3. Go to Dashboard -> Tools -> Import -> WordPress
  4. Install WordPress importer, activate and run import
  5. upload buddy_shortcodes.xml
  6. Create new post/page, click insert shortcode button. Now you will see the new shortcodes!!
  7. I went and changed my shortcodes as follows.
  8. Added icons that a student designed and this is the interface now when I add a shortcode! Look at the bottom row!

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 9/24/13 2:29:33 PM Permalink

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 9/19/13 6:33:01 PM Permalink

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 9/19/13 6:29:34 PM Permalink

Solves problems when the kids get messages saying "Slow down, you're posting too fast" when they're not. Reason that happens is all being on the same IP, when the kids comment- all the different kids look like one user to the server.

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 9/19/13 6:28:24 PM Permalink

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 9/19/13 6:25:38 PM Permalink

Mike Skocko

Posted on 9/20/13 9:25:12 AM Permalink

Love it. And did you notice what he added at the end?


I've moved the development to GitHub. Fork it, code, make a pull request, suggest improvements, etc. over there. I dream of the day all of the WordPress plugins will be hosted on Github :)


And for anyone reading this who might not know where to find our gamification plugin...

Game On

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 9/18/13 4:11:50 PM Permalink

Rob Huddleston

Posted on 9/17/13 11:54:51 PM Permalink

Rob Huddleston

Posted on 9/17/13 11:21:44 PM Permalink

Somewhere, at some point, I seem to recall someone pointing out a plug-in that allowed you to set up student blogs and then be able to review them all from a centralized admin screen rather than having to click through them one-at-a-time. I'm hoping I didn't imagine that ... but does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 9/6/13 6:30:09 PM Permalink

I'm LOVING this new plug... solves all of my registration issues!

Other ones that were great but didn't do it all: (requires code for registration- write it on the board and nobody can sign up that's not in your classes! Kills spam registrations!) (Let me add my logo to login among other things) (user has to click that they've read the TOS before signing up... mine just summarizes and points to the Employee handbook!)

Mike Skocko

Posted on 8/17/13 2:09:52 AM Permalink

Pagelines DMS

Not a typo -- DMS. You gotta see it to believe it. Free! (With options to line their pockets for extras.)

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 8/19/13 2:12:49 AM Permalink

Yeah- there is also a visual composer you get for free with elegantthemes listed below. Check it out. Cheaper and no subscription for those on a tight budget and comes with all those fancy themes from elegantthemes. Also, with elegantthemes, you can use them on any site... I'm going to let my kids choose from 2 or 3 themes from elegantthemes when they get their blogs so they're super sexy. :)

I think that no matter what you start with, you'll get used to it. I often google "mysearch vs" to get competitive products when researching... so "pageslines vs" or "wordpress visual composer vs"

Cool thing about external VC's is that you can use them with ANY theme, so you're not locked into just one.

This article even mentions a couple free ones!

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 8/17/13 1:50:52 AM Permalink

Mike Skocko

Posted on 8/17/13 2:11:30 AM Permalink

That is cool, Rob.

Imagine student work in the slider with a layer by layer workflow reveal. A whole new type of Best of showcase!

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 8/16/13 9:03:35 PM Permalink

elegant themes- best deal going for amazing themes.

Click Here to sign up for elegant themes AND support the ADAM Academy at Seminole Ridge High! Same price, just helps pay for printer paper and ink. :)