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Hold Up!
WordPress Can
 Do That?!?
   GTFO!
Mike Richwalsky & Jesse Lavery
#GTFO
Mike Richwalsky
Director of Marketing Services,
John Carroll University
@mrichwalsky | www.highedwebtech.com




Jesse Lav...
T F O
WordPress ==
G
“just a blog”
Find WordPress
T F O
They’re all
G
WordPress.
Why WordPress?

Open Source, extendable, scalable and
hackable

Amazingly robust community of coders,
plugin developers, d...
Many ways to
generate content
Blog.
Figured we’d
get the obvious
 one out of the
      way.
CMS

         I’m not a playa,
        I just crush a lot

      User-friendly

      Full control over design, layout, el...
Blogs



    All the cool kids are doing it.
CMS
CMS



       Allegheny College

      Running WordPress 3.0.1 network
      (formerly WordPress MU)

      151 WordPress ...
CMS



      Allegheny College
CMS



      Allegheny College
CMS



      Allegheny College
CMS



      John Carroll University

      Running WordPress 3.0.1 network

      Launched August 2010

      10/10/10: 2...
CMS



      John Carroll University
CMS



      John Carroll University
CMS



      Must-Have Plugins
      Amazon S3 for WordPress
      http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/wordpress-s3/


      ...
CMS



      Must-Have Plugins

      WP Super Cache
      http://ocaoimh.ie/wp-super-cache/


      WPTouch
      http://...
CMS

      Amazon S3 for
       WordPress


                  S3
         Magic!
CMS   Breadcrumb NavXT
CMS   Breadcrumb NavXT
CMS



      User Role Editor
CMS   WPTouch
CMS   Automatic Backup




                         Automatically
                         Backup Your
                   ...
CMS



      Custom Post Types

              Custom post type for
              users to change rotating
              ba...
Learning
Management
 Software
LMS



                             LMS
                        ScholarPress, BuddyPress



      Features similar to Blac...
LMS
LMS
LMS
Online
Magazine
Magazine



     John Carroll magazine
Magazine



     John Carroll magazine
Portal
Portal



         My Allegheny
Portal



              My Allegheny
         Set as browser home page on every computer
         across campus

         ...
Portal



              My Allegheny

         Rotating banner: used to promote special
         events, monthly “Wellness...
Social Network
   In a Box
Job Board



                Social Network
                          http://buddypress.org




            BuddyPress Plu...
Social Network
Social Network
Social Network
I went from nothing


       O
to social network in


 G T F
   seven minutes.


  It would have taken five,
  but I made a...
Feel free to try it out.
jcuconnect.highedwebtech.com
Job Board
Job Board
Job Board



     Career Opportunities
Job Board



    Alumni Opportunities
Job Board



                         JobPress
               http://www.dailywp.com/jobpress-wordpress-theme/




       ...
Classifieds
Classifieds



             Garage Sale
Classifieds



             Garage Sale
Classifieds   Garage Sale
Classifieds   Garage Sale
Classifieds   Garage Sale
Event Calendar
Event Calendar



                 Event Calendar
Event Calendar



                 Event Calendar
Event Calendar



                     GigPress

          http://gigpress.com

          Easily customized

          RSS...
Bug / Ticket
 Tracking
Ticket Tracking



                  Quality Control
Ticket Tracking



                  Quality Control
Ticket Tracking



                  Quality Control
Ticket Tracking



                  Quality Control

           http://getqualitycontrol.com/

           Great for one-m...
Write a book.
Books



              Create a book
                     http://anthologize.org/




        Create a book from your blog...
Books
Books
Books
Books
Other Resources
Other Resources

WordPress: wordpress.org

Smashing Magazine

Six Revisions

WPMU Dev
#GTFO



            Thank You!
            Questions? Comments?
                 Tweet it up!

                #GTFO


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  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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