Hold Up! WordPress Can Do That?!? GTFO!

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WordPress is arguably the best-in-breed blogging platform available today, and is being used on campuses large and small. Thanks to its active development community, flexible architecture and ease-of-use, it is being adapted and morphed into many different types of tools, all the while remaining open source and free. More and more campuses (including ours) are turning to WordPress as a content management system, but its practically begging you to let it do more for your institution's website, some of which may surprise you -- think job postings, classifieds, alumni communities, heck even a learning management system. This session will highlight some of those uses and show you how WordPress could make your life (and your campus constituents' lives) much easier.

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Hold Up! WordPress Can Do That?!? GTFO!

  1. 1. Hold Up! WordPress Can Do That?!? GTFO! Mike Richwalsky & Jesse LaveryTuesday, October 12, 2010
  2. 2. #GTFOTuesday, October 12, 2010
  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.)Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  4. 4. WordPress == “just a blog”Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  5. 5. G T F O WordPress == “just a blog”Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  6. 6. Find WordPressTuesday, October 12, 2010
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  16. 16. They’re all WordPress.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  17. 17. G T F O They’re all WordPress.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  18. 18. Why WordPress? Open Source, extendable, scalable and hackable Amazingly robust community of coders, plugin developers, designers, themes, support and moreTuesday, October 12, 2010
  19. 19. Many ways to generate contentTuesday, October 12, 2010
  20. 20. Many ways to generate contentTuesday, October 12, 2010
  21. 21. Many ways to generate contentTuesday, October 12, 2010
  22. 22. Many ways to generate contentTuesday, October 12, 2010
  23. 23. Blog.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  24. 24. Figured we’d get the obvious one out of the way.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  25. 25. 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.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  26. 26. Blogs All the cool kids are doing it.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  27. 27. CMSTuesday, October 12, 2010
  28. 28. 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 InvolvementTuesday, October 12, 2010
  29. 29. CMS Allegheny CollegeTuesday, October 12, 2010
  30. 30. CMS Allegheny CollegeTuesday, October 12, 2010
  31. 31. CMS Allegheny CollegeTuesday, October 12, 2010
  32. 32. 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 EngagementTuesday, October 12, 2010
  33. 33. CMS John Carroll UniversityTuesday, October 12, 2010
  34. 34. CMS John Carroll UniversityTuesday, October 12, 2010
  35. 35. 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/Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  36. 36. 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/Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  37. 37. CMS Amazon S3 for WordPress S3Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  38. 38. CMS Amazon S3 for WordPress S3 Magic!Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  39. 39. CMS Breadcrumb NavXTTuesday, October 12, 2010
  40. 40. CMS Breadcrumb NavXTTuesday, October 12, 2010
  41. 41. CMS User Role EditorTuesday, October 12, 2010
  42. 42. CMS WPTouchTuesday, October 12, 2010
  43. 43. CMS Automatic Backup Automatically Backup Your WordPress To The CloudTuesday, October 12, 2010
  44. 44. CMS Custom Post Types Custom post type for users to change rotating banners Add via function or pluginTuesday, October 12, 2010
  45. 45. Learning Management SoftwareTuesday, October 12, 2010
  46. 46. 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 pluginsTuesday, October 12, 2010
  47. 47. LMSTuesday, October 12, 2010
  48. 48. LMSTuesday, October 12, 2010
  49. 49. LMSTuesday, October 12, 2010
  50. 50. Online MagazineTuesday, October 12, 2010
  51. 51. Magazine John Carroll magazineTuesday, October 12, 2010
  52. 52. Magazine John Carroll magazineTuesday, October 12, 2010
  53. 53. PortalTuesday, October 12, 2010
  54. 54. Portal My AlleghenyTuesday, October 12, 2010
  55. 55. 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 RSSTuesday, October 12, 2010
  56. 56. 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!Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  57. 57. Social Network In a BoxTuesday, October 12, 2010
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  59. 59. 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 communityTuesday, October 12, 2010
  60. 60. Social NetworkTuesday, October 12, 2010
  61. 61. Social NetworkTuesday, October 12, 2010
  62. 62. Social NetworkTuesday, October 12, 2010
  63. 63. I went from nothing to social network in seven minutes.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  64. 64. I went from nothing to social network in G F O seven minutes. TTuesday, October 12, 2010
  65. 65. I went from nothing to social network in G F O seven minutes. T It would have taken five, but I made a custom logo.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  66. 66. Feel free to try it out. jcuconnect.highedwebtech.comTuesday, October 12, 2010
  67. 67. Job BoardTuesday, October 12, 2010
  68. 68. Job BoardTuesday, October 12, 2010
  69. 69. Job Board Career OpportunitiesTuesday, October 12, 2010
  70. 70. Job Board Alumni OpportunitiesTuesday, October 12, 2010
  71. 71. 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.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  72. 72. ClassifiedsTuesday, October 12, 2010
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  74. 74. Classifieds Garage SaleTuesday, October 12, 2010
  75. 75. Classifieds Garage SaleTuesday, October 12, 2010
  76. 76. Classifieds Garage SaleTuesday, October 12, 2010
  77. 77. Classifieds Garage SaleTuesday, October 12, 2010
  78. 78. Classifieds Garage SaleTuesday, October 12, 2010
  79. 79. Event CalendarTuesday, October 12, 2010
  80. 80. Event Calendar Event CalendarTuesday, October 12, 2010
  81. 81. Event Calendar Event CalendarTuesday, October 12, 2010
  82. 82. Event Calendar GigPress http://gigpress.com Easily customized RSS & iCal feeds Good for general events; GREAT for “regular” performers / groupsTuesday, October 12, 2010
  83. 83. Bug / Ticket TrackingTuesday, October 12, 2010
  84. 84. Ticket Tracking Quality ControlTuesday, October 12, 2010
  85. 85. Ticket Tracking Quality ControlTuesday, October 12, 2010
  86. 86. Ticket Tracking Quality ControlTuesday, October 12, 2010
  87. 87. Ticket Tracking Quality Control http://getqualitycontrol.com/ Great for one-man shop Currently can’t assign tickets Tickets listed by creatorTuesday, October 12, 2010
  88. 88. Write a book.Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  89. 89. Books Create a book http://anthologize.org/ Create a book from your blog/CMS content Publish in print and digital formats Archive student & faculty blogsTuesday, October 12, 2010
  90. 90. BooksTuesday, October 12, 2010
  91. 91. BooksTuesday, October 12, 2010
  92. 92. BooksTuesday, October 12, 2010
  93. 93. BooksTuesday, October 12, 2010
  94. 94. Other ResourcesTuesday, October 12, 2010
  95. 95. Other Resources WordPress: wordpress.org Smashing Magazine Six Revisions WPMU DevTuesday, October 12, 2010
  96. 96. #GTFO Thank You! Questions? Comments? Tweet it up! #GTFO http://bit.ly/hewebgtfo @mrichwalsky @jesselaveryTuesday, October 12, 2010

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