Richard Light, Richard Langley
MUA Annual Meeting, 25 September 2013
Wordpress
 Popular framework for developing web sites
 Particular emphasis on supporting blogs
 Free, Open Source
 Inc...
Wordpress plugins
 Popular way of adding functionality to Wordpress
sites, e.g.
 Spam filter for comments
 Calendar
 C...
Modes Wordpress plugin
 Allows you to include Modes data within a Wordpress
site
 Live data access
 Straightforward to ...
Adding “shortcodes”
 To add Modes plugin features to your site, simply
include “shortcodes” in your Wordpress page:
Initial screen: fixed searches
Modes ‘data grid’
 Fixed searches are defined in plugin’s admin page:
Modes ‘hit list’
Hit list facets
Easily update your search
 Click on a facet term to add it to your search
 Current search terms are displayed, and can b...
Modes ‘detail’ view
Comment form
 Logged-in users can submit comments on an object:
Modes ‘timeline’
Modes map view
Multiple data sources
 In this test implementation three Modes files are
being searched in parallel
 Two are local files...
Specifying data sources
Autocomplete support
 As you type into text boxes, matching terms from the
index are displayed:
Map: pop-up detail
Specifying indexes to search
Modes index search
Development plans
 Working with Swansea Museums to develop an initial
“proper” implementation
 Interested in partnering ...
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Presentation for the Modes Users Association Annual Meeting 25.9.2013. Outlines new developments for publishing Modes data online using using WordPress plugins.

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Searching Modes data in WordPress

  1. 1. Richard Light, Richard Langley MUA Annual Meeting, 25 September 2013
  2. 2. Wordpress  Popular framework for developing web sites  Particular emphasis on supporting blogs  Free, Open Source  Increasingly used for museum web sites, e.g.  Toledo Museum of Art: http://www.toledomuseum.org/  Ukrainian Museum-Archives  Margate Museum  John Gray Centre (w. Orangeleaf)
  3. 3. Wordpress plugins  Popular way of adding functionality to Wordpress sites, e.g.  Spam filter for comments  Calendar  Contact form  Simply download and install  Fit within overall site design/theme  Standard themes provided with Wordpress  Specialist museum themes (http://museumthemes.com/)
  4. 4. Modes Wordpress plugin  Allows you to include Modes data within a Wordpress site  Live data access  Straightforward to set up  Can access local data, or remote files if published as Modes Linked Data
  5. 5. Adding “shortcodes”  To add Modes plugin features to your site, simply include “shortcodes” in your Wordpress page:
  6. 6. Initial screen: fixed searches
  7. 7. Modes ‘data grid’  Fixed searches are defined in plugin’s admin page:
  8. 8. Modes ‘hit list’
  9. 9. Hit list facets
  10. 10. Easily update your search  Click on a facet term to add it to your search  Current search terms are displayed, and can be cleared if not required:
  11. 11. Modes ‘detail’ view
  12. 12. Comment form  Logged-in users can submit comments on an object:
  13. 13. Modes ‘timeline’
  14. 14. Modes map view
  15. 15. Multiple data sources  In this test implementation three Modes files are being searched in parallel  Two are local files; one is remote, accessed via the Modes Linked Data Framework  Data from the remote site is displayed in the format specified by the owner of that site
  16. 16. Specifying data sources
  17. 17. Autocomplete support  As you type into text boxes, matching terms from the index are displayed:
  18. 18. Map: pop-up detail
  19. 19. Specifying indexes to search
  20. 20. Modes index search
  21. 21. Development plans  Working with Swansea Museums to develop an initial “proper” implementation  Interested in partnering with other Modes users who are planning a Wordpress-base site  Option of additional features, e.g.  More structured input (-> collections management)  Easily drop single records into a page  Possibly extend support to other CMS platforms, e.g. Drupal, if there is the demand

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