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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 ...

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 WordPress for Fed Government Blogs & Microsites Presentation Transcript

    • WordPress Federal for Government Blogs & MicrositesWeb Manager University - New Media TalkPresented by Kristy Fifelski, Web ManagerCity of Reno, Nevada
    • WordPress is everywhere…
    • WordPress in Government examples…
    • RecoverySF.org is an example of a government microsite
    • Another government microsite using WordPress platform
    • Important WebsitesWordPress.comWordPress.orgCodex.wordpress.org
    • 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
    • What makes up aWordPress site?
    • Microsite for citygovernment“task force”
    • index.php
    • header.php
    • sidebar.php
    • footer.php
    • loop.phpDisplays postsand post contentcodex.wordpress.org
    • WordPress admin area
    • Customizing themes
    • Working with plugins
    • 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
    • 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
    • Excellent resource for Fed government blogging at:http://www.howto.gov/social-media/blogs
    • Federal agencies that want to use vetted WordPress plugins canlearn more at: http://blog.citizen.apps.gov/release/blog-plugins
    • Theme template City of Manor, TXFree theme @ govfresh.com/wordpress
    • Questions? Contact me: Kristy Fifelski www.kristyfifelski.com Twitter: @kristyfifelskiWeb Manager University - New Media TalkPresented by Kristy Fifelski, Web ManagerCity of Reno, Nevada