WordPress for Fed Government Blogs & Microsites

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Webinar presented to GSA's Web Manager University by Kristy Fifelski, City of Reno Nevada Web Manager. Tour government blogs and microsites using WordPress, and learn about resources for federal government.

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WordPress for Fed Government Blogs & Microsites

  1. WordPress Federal for Government Blogs & MicrositesWeb Manager University - New Media TalkPresented by Kristy Fifelski, Web ManagerCity of Reno, Nevada
  2. WordPress is everywhere…
  3. WordPress in Government examples…
  4. RecoverySF.org is an example of a government microsite
  5. Another government microsite using WordPress platform
  6. Important WebsitesWordPress.comWordPress.orgCodex.wordpress.org
  7. 3 Ways to Host WordPressWebsites1. On WordPress.com2. In-house on your own server PHP version 4.3 + MySQL version 4.1.2 +3. 3rd party host
  8. What makes up aWordPress site?
  9. Microsite for citygovernment“task force”
  10. index.php
  11. header.php
  12. sidebar.php
  13. footer.php
  14. loop.phpDisplays postsand post contentcodex.wordpress.org
  15. WordPress admin area
  16. Customizing themes
  17. Working with plugins
  18. Kristy’s favorite plugins • Akismet • Register Plus Redux • All in One SEO Pack • Sociable • Contact Form 7 (with • Topsy Retweet Button Really Simple CAPTCHA) • User Photo • DandyID Services • WP to Twitter • Flexible Lightbox • Wptouch • Flickrpress • Google XML Sitemaps
  19. Tips for government blogging& lessons learned• Start a personal blog to get afeel for blogging• Decide what the purpose ofyour agency’s blog will be• Determine who is responsiblefor writing & who has final say• Decide what ‘voice’ to use• Consider archive procedures
  20. Excellent resource for Fed government blogging at:http://www.howto.gov/social-media/blogs
  21. Federal agencies that want to use vetted WordPress plugins canlearn more at: http://blog.citizen.apps.gov/release/blog-plugins
  22. Theme template City of Manor, TXFree theme @ govfresh.com/wordpress
  23. Questions? Contact me: Kristy Fifelski www.kristyfifelski.com Twitter: @kristyfifelskiWeb Manager University - New Media TalkPresented by Kristy Fifelski, Web ManagerCity of Reno, Nevada

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