Hold Up - WordPress can do that? GTFO!

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Hold Up - WordPress can do that? GTFO!

  1. 1. Hold Up! WordPress Can Do That?!? GTFO! Mike Richwalsky & Jesse Lavery
  2. 2. #GTFO
  3. 3. Mike Richwalsky Director of Marketing Services, John Carroll University @mrichwalsky | www.highedwebtech.com Jesse Lavery Web Content Coordinator, Allegheny College @jesselavery | (blog coming soon. maybe.)
  4. 4. T F O WordPress == G “just a blog”
  5. 5. Find WordPress
  6. 6. T F O They’re all G WordPress.
  7. 7. Why WordPress? Open Source, extendable, scalable and hackable Amazingly robust community of coders, plugin developers, designers, themes, support and more
  8. 8. Many ways to generate content
  9. 9. Blog.
  10. 10. Figured we’d get the obvious one out of the way.
  11. 11. CMS I’m not a playa, I just crush a lot User-friendly Full control over design, layout, elements Many free and premium themes, or make your own.
  12. 12. Blogs All the cool kids are doing it.
  13. 13. CMS
  14. 14. CMS Allegheny College Running WordPress 3.0.1 network (formerly WordPress MU) 151 WordPress sites with 104 users/ editors ...and growing. Administrative offices, academic departments, some committees, Student Involvement
  15. 15. CMS Allegheny College
  16. 16. CMS Allegheny College
  17. 17. CMS Allegheny College
  18. 18. CMS John Carroll University Running WordPress 3.0.1 network Launched August 2010 10/10/10: 27 sites, 35 authors Sustainability, Magazine, Alumni, International Admissions, Civic Engagement
  19. 19. CMS John Carroll University
  20. 20. CMS John Carroll University
  21. 21. CMS Must-Have Plugins Amazon S3 for WordPress http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/wordpress-s3/ Breadcrumb NavXT http://mtekk.us/code/breadcrumb-navxt/ User Role Editor http://www.shinephp.com/user-role-editor-wordpress-plugin/ TS Custom Widgets http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/slayers-custom-widgets/
  22. 22. CMS Must-Have Plugins WP Super Cache http://ocaoimh.ie/wp-super-cache/ WPTouch http://www.bravenewcode.com/products/wptouch-pro/ Automatic WordPress Backup http://www.webdesigncompany.net/automatic-wordpress-backup/
  23. 23. CMS Amazon S3 for WordPress S3 Magic!
  24. 24. CMS Breadcrumb NavXT
  25. 25. CMS Breadcrumb NavXT
  26. 26. CMS User Role Editor
  27. 27. CMS WPTouch
  28. 28. CMS Automatic Backup Automatically Backup Your WordPress To The Cloud
  29. 29. CMS Custom Post Types Custom post type for users to change rotating banners Add via function or plugin
  30. 30. Learning Management Software
  31. 31. LMS LMS ScholarPress, BuddyPress Features similar to Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle Private courses, groups, forums & blogs Classes can be archived, materials reused More user friendly than [insert LMS here] Seriously, have you ever tried to use, let alone manage Blackboard? Extendable via plugins
  32. 32. LMS
  33. 33. LMS
  34. 34. LMS
  35. 35. Online Magazine
  36. 36. Magazine John Carroll magazine
  37. 37. Magazine John Carroll magazine
  38. 38. Portal
  39. 39. Portal My Allegheny
  40. 40. Portal My Allegheny Set as browser home page on every computer across campus News items go through an approval process Most used page at Allegheny (by far) Daily summary via email (via MailChimp) Pulls in content via RSS
  41. 41. Portal My Allegheny Rotating banner: used to promote special events, monthly “Wellness Focus”, etc. Service buttons: many people don’t know any other way to access their email than through this button!
  42. 42. Social Network In a Box
  43. 43. Job Board Social Network http://buddypress.org BuddyPress Plugin Does All the Work You control access, features, security Esp. with services like Ning going pay only Open source with a passionate developer/ support community
  44. 44. Social Network
  45. 45. Social Network
  46. 46. Social Network
  47. 47. I went from nothing O to social network in G T F seven minutes. It would have taken five, but I made a custom logo.
  48. 48. Feel free to try it out. jcuconnect.highedwebtech.com
  49. 49. Job Board
  50. 50. Job Board
  51. 51. Job Board Career Opportunities
  52. 52. Job Board Alumni Opportunities
  53. 53. Job Board JobPress http://www.dailywp.com/jobpress-wordpress-theme/ Premium Theme - $79 Heavy lifting = done Features: Front end submissions, filter by category, time stamps, paid submissions, etc.
  54. 54. Classifieds
  55. 55. Classifieds Garage Sale
  56. 56. Classifieds Garage Sale
  57. 57. Classifieds Garage Sale
  58. 58. Classifieds Garage Sale
  59. 59. Classifieds Garage Sale
  60. 60. Event Calendar
  61. 61. Event Calendar Event Calendar
  62. 62. Event Calendar Event Calendar
  63. 63. Event Calendar GigPress http://gigpress.com Easily customized RSS & iCal feeds Good for general events; GREAT for “regular” performers / groups
  64. 64. Bug / Ticket Tracking
  65. 65. Ticket Tracking Quality Control
  66. 66. Ticket Tracking Quality Control
  67. 67. Ticket Tracking Quality Control
  68. 68. Ticket Tracking Quality Control http://getqualitycontrol.com/ Great for one-man shop Currently can’t assign tickets Tickets listed by creator
  69. 69. Write a book.
  70. 70. Books Create a book http://anthologize.org/ Create a book from your blog/CMS content Publish in print and digital formats Archive student & faculty blogs
  71. 71. Books
  72. 72. Books
  73. 73. Books
  74. 74. Books
  75. 75. Other Resources
  76. 76. Other Resources WordPress: wordpress.org Smashing Magazine Six Revisions WPMU Dev
  77. 77. #GTFO Thank You! Questions? Comments? Tweet it up! #GTFO @mrichwalsky @jesselavery

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