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A presentation to University of Arkansas students about how the campus WP multisite install can help them get their work online.

A presentation to University of Arkansas students about how the campus WP multisite install can help them get their work online.

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    Living Online: The WordPress Resume Living Online: The WordPress Resume Presentation Transcript

    • Living Online:The WordPress Resume Christopher SpencerWeb Communications Specialist University of Arkansas Twitter: cspencer75E-mail: christopher@ozarksunbound.com or cjspence@uark.edu
    • What are our goals?• Why WordPress Rocks• What the U of A can do for you?• Building a Blog/Portfolio/Resume/Repository to get you noticed
    • Who the $#%$ are you? Christopher Spencer: Born in El Dorado, lives in Fayetteville• Web Guy: Hired in October as a web communications specialist at the University of Arkansas.• Journalist: Worked for the El Dorado News Times, Arkansas Democrat- Gazette and The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas• Publisher: Publisher of Ozarks Unbound (June 2009), The Food File.com (April 2010) and Ballotbucks.org (April 2010)• Creative: President of Creative Economy Action Group Inc., a Fayetteville nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the city’s creative economy.• WordPress Fanboy: Founder of WordCamp Fayetteville now in it’s third year in Fayetteville.• Former SPJ communications director from 2009 - 2011
    • What is WordPress?• WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.• WordPress is used by over 14% of the 1,000,000 biggest websites.• Five-minute installation
    • What are people using? Breakdown of websites with a clearly identifiable CMS, according to W3Tech’s survey of the top 1 million domains. Year: 2011
    • What blogs are used? Year: 2009
    • Who is using WordPress?• WordPress is used nationally by CNN, the U.S. Government, The New York Times, People Magazine,• Locally: Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, Ozarks Unbound, the Washington County Observer, the Fayetteville Flyer, Single Parent Scholarship Fund and numerous other businesses to manage their websites.
    • Examples of WordPress
    • U of A and WP• Wordpress installation at http://wordpress.uark.edu• Any student, staff or faculty canregister a site there by signing in withuniversity credentials.
    • What you will see?
    • What you will see?
    • What you could see?
    • or …
    • or even …
    • How to create an online resume:• Research existing resumes you like• Distill the elements you want to provide: Simple, comprehensive, flashy.• Find plugins and themes that get you there• Make printables an option, but not the focus
    • University WordPress Space• Go to the Tutorials page – Find online resources• Currently more than 70 themes to choose from – apply to get a new theme applied• At least 86 plugins to choose from that expand functionality
    • Groovy Plugin: WP Resume
    • Some starting plugins• Jetpack to start – provides Sharing, Spell check, E-mail subscriptions, Stats, Shortlinks, Shortcodes, Sidebars (RSS, Twitter, Blog subscribe)• Akismet, WP Tables Reloaded, All in One SEO Pack, Contact Form 7, NextGen Gallery, Wp Touch
    • Some starting plugins• Jetpack to start – provides Sharing, Spell check, E-mail subscriptions, Stats, Shortlinks, Shortcodes, Sidebars (RSS, Twitter, Blog subscribe)• Akismet, Wp Tables Reloaded, All in One SEO Pack, Contact Form 7, NextGen Gallery, Wp Touch
    • After Effects• Space is always a concern. First bump is free.• Try Amazon’s S3 – Simple Storage Service (12 cents/gigabyte)• Portable data that travels with you as your career develops• Reserve a url now – have your WP site changed to it
    • Use meChristopher Spencer in Davis Hall Phone: 575-4671 email: cjspence@uark.ed Twitter: cspencer75
    • Addendum: WordCamp Fayetteville July 27 – 29, 2012
    • WordCamp Fayetteville• The purpose of WordCamp Fayetteville is to teach people – including small businesses, nonprofits, educators and journalists – about the free open source WordPress software and other Internet-based innovation.• Year One = 100 people at the Town Center• Year Two = 200 people at the Reynolds Center
    • What is WordCamp?• Friday: WordPress 101 at The Iceberg and a meet/tweet up afterward.• Saturday: Full conference at the Reynolds Center. Four tracks of speakers. Almost 30 sessions.• Saturday night: After Party at The Iceberg• Sunday: WordPress Wizards at Belford Group offices
    • Why WordCamp? $30 buys everything T-shirt, conference access, After Party , WordPress Wizards wp-fu, Saturday snack and lunch, swag bag
    • The Deal• Use “wcfay12-student” when registering at http://wordcampfayetteville.com to get a $10 discount. First 10 folks.• Tickets go on sale on or around April 15. Tweet me and I’ll notify you.