WordPress Crash Course:What is it and how can your libraryuse it?June 14, 2012Polly-Alida FarringtonAmanda Goodman flickr.com/photos/ericmmartin/2986187518
Big thanks to:• Kyle Jones• Amanda Goodman• Dan Freeman alatechsource.org/
Today’s topics• What is WordPress• What’s a Content Management System• Sites that use WordPress• Why WordPress is a great choice for libraries• Flavors of WordPress • Nuts and Bolts of WordPress• Menus and navigation options• Security and site administration• Getting help: the WordPress community
“…having a web presence, no–that having a really good andreally useful web presence–is[no longer] optional. Joyce Valenza, “Things I think teacher librarians should unlearn (20 & counting)”, August 24th, 2010
Start Playing!• WordPress.com Great place to play, test and maybe host your live site• InstantWP.com Download to your PC and run self-hosted WordPress server locally• WebEnabled.com 30-day free trial of hosting• Bitnami.org Download to your PC or Mac and run self-hosted WordPress server locally
Getting Help• WordPress Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/• WordPress Forums http://wordpress.org/support/• WordPress FAQ’s http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ• New to WordPress? http:// codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_New_To_WordPress
Selected WP Books• Digging into WordPress by Jeff Starr & Chris Coyier (digwp.com)• Beginning WordPress 3 by Stephanie Leary• Smashing WordPress by Thord Hedengren
Thank you! More information & resources athttp://lib20.pbworks.com/classes-wordpress-websites Amanda Goodnman firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.godaisies.com Polly-Alida Farrington email@example.com http://www.pafa.net
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