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As digital becomes more central to a book publishers life, the tools must change to keep pace. In this session we look at WordPress as a lightweight digital swiss army knife, a powerful and flexible ...

As digital becomes more central to a book publishers life, the tools must change to keep pace. In this session we look at WordPress as a lightweight digital swiss army knife, a powerful and flexible platform that can be adapted to many publishing needs. We’ll look at using WordPress-based systems for ecommerce, marketing, catalogs and discovery and more. Participants will aslo have a hands-on demo of PressBooks (built on WordPress), a digital book production tool that participants can use to generate an epub and typeset PDFs.

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    Using WordPress for Digital Workflows and More Using WordPress for Digital Workflows and More Presentation Transcript

    • Using WordPress ForDigital Workflowsand more...Hugh McGuire Kirk Biglione@hughmcguire @kirkbiglione
    • First: Setup yourPressBooks accountYou’ll need this to make a book later
    • Next: download this testdoc file ... from which wewill make a book later.http://bit.ly/pressbooks-test
    • Why WordPress?that’s a blogging system, right?
    • WordPressWorld Domination
    • Recipe for WorldDominationMake People HappyContinuous Cycle of ImprovementStandards BasedOpen Source
    • Think ofWordPress as a toolbox
    • Inside the ToolboxAPIs LocalizationTheme System SecurityCustom Content Types Multi-userCustom Taxonomies User rolesMetadata Multi-site
    • Tools for solvingreal world problems
    • MARKET BOOKSTIMFERRISS.COM
    • SELL BOOKSWWW.WOOTHEMES.COM/WOOCOMMERCE/
    • BUILD COMMUNITYTASTYKITCHEN.COM
    • BUDDYPRESSBUDDYPRESS.ORG
    • PREMIUM WEB CONTENTWPAPPRENTICE.COM
    • WISHLIST MEMBERMEMBER.WISHLISTPRODUCTS.COM
    • BYOP?
    • Build Your Own Pottermore
    • Back to workflow
    • EDITORIAL WORKFLOWEDITFLOW.ORG
    • EBOOK BOOK PRODUCTIONANTHOLOGIZE.ORG
    • SCIENTIFIC JOURNALSANNOTUM.ORG
    • Remember Google Knol?The “wikipedia killer”
    • GOOGLE KNOLKNOL.GOOGLE.COM
    • BOOK PRODUCTION: PRINT & DIGITALPRESSBOOKS.COM
    • Principle #1:Making a beautiful book should be no harderthan making a beautiful website.(ie: use a good framework and customizable templates.)
    • Principle #2:If you build your book as structured markupfrom the start, then you can “get” to anyoutput you like, “easily.”(ie: make it in HTML ... and go from there.)
    • Principle #3:The distinction between “books” and the“Internet” is going to disappear. All data,even “books,” will be on the web.(ie: if you build your book on the web, it is already there.)
    • Our choice:Build from an existing platform that is nativeto the web, structured, and makes it easy tomake beautiful websites with customizabletemplates.(ie: WordPress)
    • Let’s make a book
    • Login toPressBooks.com
    • If you’re account isn’t active yet, here are a few that are:austen.pressbooks.comuser: austenpw: austenpwbronte.pressbooks.comuser: brontepw: brontepwtwain.pressbooks.comuser: twainpw: twainpw
    • PressBooks output: ebook (ibooks)