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Presented by Mike Richwalsky and Jesse Lavery at the HighEdWeb conference on October 11, 2010.

Presented by Mike Richwalsky and Jesse Lavery at the HighEdWeb conference on October 11, 2010.



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Hold Up - WordPress can do that? GTFO! Hold Up - WordPress can do that? GTFO! Presentation Transcript

  • 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 Lavery Web Content Coordinator, Allegheny College @jesselavery | (blog coming soon. maybe.)
  • 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, designers, themes, support and more
  • 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, elements Many free and premium themes, or make your own.
  • Blogs All the cool kids are doing it.
  • CMS
  • 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
  • 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: 27 sites, 35 authors Sustainability, Magazine, Alumni, International Admissions, Civic Engagement
  • CMS John Carroll University
  • CMS John Carroll University
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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 WordPress To The Cloud
  • CMS Custom Post Types Custom post type for users to change rotating banners Add via function or plugin
  • Learning Management Software
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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!
  • Social Network In a Box
  • 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
  • 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 custom logo.
  • 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/ Premium Theme - $79 Heavy lifting = done Features: Front end submissions, filter by category, time stamps, paid submissions, etc.
  • 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 & iCal feeds Good for general events; GREAT for “regular” performers / groups
  • 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-man shop Currently can’t assign tickets Tickets listed by creator
  • Write a book.
  • 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
  • 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 @mrichwalsky @jesselavery