Welcome to OLLI’s Easy WordPress Websites at Duke University!

Assumed Prerequisites:
  • You can navigate through a website.
  • You should also be comfortable in using your mouse or equivalent device to drag and drop elements such as images, icons, text.
  • You are comfortable in doing copy-and-paste to copy information from one place to another.
  • You know how your picture and images are stored on your computer, and how to find them, and copy them to another place.
  • You know how to look in a folder to find a file or image or document.You are able to work on text documents in some word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word, Apple’s xxx, Googles xxxxx, LibreOffice or equivalent).
  • You understand how to use a web browser (e.g. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome, Firefox, or equivalent).
  • You can use tabs within the web browser, open up a new tab, move from tab to tab.You have a working email account.
  • You have a home computer or laptop with access to the Internet.  It is possible to use a tablet like an iPad if you are willing to put in some extra time to figure out the differences between a tablet and fa laptop or desktop.


  • There are 12 Apple iMac computers in lab.
  • Each time you turn on a computer you will be given the option to use the Mac operating system or the Windows operating system.
  • You must sign in with a user name and password.
  • The user name is different depending on which operating system you use.
  • Please SHUTDOWN your lab computer when you are finished using it for class.