#wcsyd                                                          SOFIA WOODSmethods and techniques for creating digital    ...
LETS LOOK AT                                                        1.Benefits of using WordPress for non-     the benefits ...
WHO AM I?✤   Freelance web designer/front    end developer - shorTie    designs✤   Blogger✤   Social media nut✤   Copywriter
WHY USE WORDPRESSFOR COMMUNITY & NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS?
IT’SPOWERFUL!Let’s look at it’s strong points.....1. You can update content2. Packed full of functionality3. Great for des...
IT’SFLEXIBLE!WordPress can bend to meet yourneeds.....1. Extend with plugins2. Themes, frameworks and  custom themes3. Sit...
IT’S EASY TOUSE!You know it is!1. Great for all skill levels2. Put the power back in their hands3. Easy to work collaborat...
OH DID I MENTION - FREE?     OPEN SOURCE WE LOVE YOU!
SO YOU WANTTO WORKWITHCOMMUNITY?GREAT!Some things to consider:1. Not corporate2. Governed differently3. Different business...
SOME HELPFUL TIPSHOW TO COLLABORATE AND BE FLEXIBLE      WHILE KEEPING ON TRACK
THE IMPORTANCE OFCOLLABORATION✤   Make connections with key stakeholders✤   Helps with generating ideas for the project✤  ...
TOOLS FORCOLLABORATION✤   A clear terms & condition agreement - Andy Clarke - Contract Killer✤   Delegation & clarity of r...
THE IMPORTANCE OFFLEXIBILITY✤   Doesn’t mean abandoning timeframes & deadlines✤   Enables you to be sensitive to staffing i...
HOW TO BE FLEXIBLE✤   Consider your feedback process✤   Be aware of key stakeholders when building timeframes✤   Where pos...
OTHER TIPS✤   Develop your listening skills!!!    ✤   shows compassion for often difficult        work✤   Attend relevant e...
WRAP UP✤   Be aware of unique structure of    these groups✤   Review your process when    working with this group of    cl...
LINKS &        ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSPlug Ins & Extensions- events manager, Wp events, BuddyPress, SimplePress, Gravity FormsEdi...
SOFIA WOODS  @shortiedesignswww.shortiedesigns.com               THANK YOU
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Building Community with WordPress - Sofia Woods - WordCamp Sydney 2012

  1. 1. #wcsyd SOFIA WOODSmethods and techniques for creating digital t: @ShortieDesignsprojects for non-profits & community f: facebook.com/shorTiedesignsorganisations w: www.shortiedesigns.com
  2. 2. LETS LOOK AT 1.Benefits of using WordPress for non- the benefits of using WordPress for Non-profits/community organisation digital projects1. how to work collaboratively with key stakeholders profits/community organisations2. how to be flexible while keeping to task 2.How to work collaboratively with key stakeholders 3.How to be flexible while keeping to task 4.Other tips
  3. 3. WHO AM I?✤ Freelance web designer/front end developer - shorTie designs✤ Blogger✤ Social media nut✤ Copywriter
  4. 4. WHY USE WORDPRESSFOR COMMUNITY & NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS?
  5. 5. IT’SPOWERFUL!Let’s look at it’s strong points.....1. You can update content2. Packed full of functionality3. Great for designers
  6. 6. IT’SFLEXIBLE!WordPress can bend to meet yourneeds.....1. Extend with plugins2. Themes, frameworks and custom themes3. Site can grow as organisation grows
  7. 7. IT’S EASY TOUSE!You know it is!1. Great for all skill levels2. Put the power back in their hands3. Easy to work collaboratively
  8. 8. OH DID I MENTION - FREE? OPEN SOURCE WE LOVE YOU!
  9. 9. SO YOU WANTTO WORKWITHCOMMUNITY?GREAT!Some things to consider:1. Not corporate2. Governed differently3. Different business goals4. Reciprocal learning
  10. 10. SOME HELPFUL TIPSHOW TO COLLABORATE AND BE FLEXIBLE WHILE KEEPING ON TRACK
  11. 11. THE IMPORTANCE OFCOLLABORATION✤ Make connections with key stakeholders✤ Helps with generating ideas for the project✤ Brings more depth and momentum to the project✤ Strengthens the benefits of the project
  12. 12. TOOLS FORCOLLABORATION✤ A clear terms & condition agreement - Andy Clarke - Contract Killer✤ Delegation & clarity of roles & responsibilities✤ Someone to be the content editor✤ Online tools - Dropbox, Mail’ette, BaseCamp & Dot Project
  13. 13. THE IMPORTANCE OFFLEXIBILITY✤ Doesn’t mean abandoning timeframes & deadlines✤ Enables you to be sensitive to staffing issues✤ Respond to the needs of key stakeholders
  14. 14. HOW TO BE FLEXIBLE✤ Consider your feedback process✤ Be aware of key stakeholders when building timeframes✤ Where possible be flexible with deadlines
  15. 15. OTHER TIPS✤ Develop your listening skills!!! ✤ shows compassion for often difficult work✤ Attend relevant events ✤ fundraising, launches or power sessions✤ Use quality themes ✤ Woothemes, ThemeForest, Genesis, custom made from frameworks
  16. 16. WRAP UP✤ Be aware of unique structure of these groups✤ Review your process when working with this group of clients✤ Collaboration can strengthen a project outcomes✤ Flexibility helps your process too
  17. 17. LINKS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSPlug Ins & Extensions- events manager, Wp events, BuddyPress, SimplePress, Gravity FormsEdit Flow, Cart 66, WooCommerceOther Resources- Andy Clarke - Contract Killer, Dropbox, Mail’ette, BaseCamp & Dot ProjectThemes- Woothemes, Themforest, Genesis, - Custom Made Frameworks : Bones (responsive) Twenty Ten (ships with WordPress install) Thesis HybridImages: Melly Niotakis - Nio Media
  18. 18. SOFIA WOODS @shortiedesignswww.shortiedesigns.com THANK YOU
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