This theme allows people to publish their writing, including media content, without needing to login or understand the backend of WordPress.

Once installed the theme allows individuals to generate content online using an editor interface inside their browser. Writers can also add content by cutting and then pasting into the editor from word-processing software such as MS Word or Google Docs, carrying forward most structural formatting.

Because it requires no login or CMS knowledge, this theme is great for projects where multiple people are contributing or for classroom applications where many individuals need to publish content on the same site. It focuses on the writing rather than broader, back-end features of WordPress.

The site invisibly logs in visitors to a special account to make available advanced publication and editing tools, but those individuals will not need to navigate the WordPress dashboard or login structure. The theme allows individuals to publish anonymously, or under an assumed name, or their own name, or whatever.

The SPLOT-Writer theme was developed by Alan Levine while on a fellowship at Thompson Rivers University.  You can read about the many other SPLOTs Alan has developed (many of which are available here at OpenETC) at


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