Expressions is Syracuse University’s shared hosting environment for WordPress sites. This platform allows content creators in the University community to put their work online with ease. It was soft launched in October 2010, with one of the earliest pages being a Newhouse world journalism project. Expressions is the platform or interface that Spiders and OP use to manage this large collection of WordPress instances and makes it easier to create new WordPress sites, remove old ones, manage user access, and provide some extra core features to WordPress. Currently, there are 3,922 databases in use.
Expressions was initially developed by a Spider in conjunction with the Online Platforms team, and has continued to be developed, improved, and utilized by not only Online Platforms and Spiders, but also by hundreds (if not thousands) of individuals, departments, and schools across SU.