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Jenny Poole, Head of Digital Engagement Twitter: @treepixie , email:jennifer.poole@bis.gsi.gov.uk WordPress:  both sides o...
My first html book  …
Reminds me of a book I owned as a child…
 
Refine policy crowdsourcing test & develop policy ideas consultation -public comments -online surveys decision web & socia...
Wordpress is a godsend…
But there’s some bits that still scare me…
A quick recap: 3 kinds of digital engagement * Collaborative drafting and detailed commenting on a document  Crowdsourcing...
2008: CommentPress
2009: Commentariat 1.0
2010: The new brief <ul><li>A WordPress theme for a new ‘hub’ to support engagement around a major new policy launch </li>...
2010: Commentariat 2.0
2010: Commentariat 2.0
One theme to rule them all (well, sort of)
Three bits of magic: 1. Multisite
Three bits of magic: 2. Theme Options
Three bits of magic: 3. Widgets
Three bits of magic: (er) 4. Custom Menus http://lgtransparency.readandcomment.com/
The next phase: Readandcomment.com Commentariat 2.0 + plugins Hosting, configuration + maintenance As much support as clie...
The bits I’m not telling you <ul><li>Cut and paste is still f***ing boring </li></ul><ul><li>An engaging site is a tiny pi...
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WordUp Whitehall presentation

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Presentation to WordUp Whitehall on 13 October 2010 by Jenny Poole (BIS) and Steph Gray (Helpful Technology) on the Commentariat2 WordPress theme, used in http://www.bis.gov.uk/growth

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WordUp Whitehall presentation

  1. 1. Jenny Poole, Head of Digital Engagement Twitter: @treepixie , email:jennifer.poole@bis.gsi.gov.uk WordPress: both sides of the story Steph Gray, Helpful Technology Twitter: @lesteph , email:steph@helpfultechnology.com
  2. 2. My first html book …
  3. 3. Reminds me of a book I owned as a child…
  4. 5. Refine policy crowdsourcing test & develop policy ideas consultation -public comments -online surveys decision web & social media channels Identify issues analyse results and data policy analysis foster policy Collaboration online implement monitoring progress. evaluation gather evidence sentiment analysis
  5. 6. Wordpress is a godsend…
  6. 7. But there’s some bits that still scare me…
  7. 8. A quick recap: 3 kinds of digital engagement * Collaborative drafting and detailed commenting on a document Crowdsourcing, reviewing and prioritising ideas Ongoing engagement around a strategy *all of which have been done at one time or other in WordPress
  8. 9. 2008: CommentPress
  9. 10. 2009: Commentariat 1.0
  10. 11. 2010: The new brief <ul><li>A WordPress theme for a new ‘hub’ to support engagement around a major new policy launch </li></ul><ul><li>Social & CMS functionality: blog, document download, comments, links, feeds, email alerts, tweets, embedded content </li></ul><ul><li>With a look-and-feel that can be tweaked and repurposed for future projects </li></ul><ul><li>By a non-technical team, without editing CSS, modifying theme files or installing WordPress </li></ul>
  11. 12. 2010: Commentariat 2.0
  12. 13. 2010: Commentariat 2.0
  13. 14. One theme to rule them all (well, sort of)
  14. 15. Three bits of magic: 1. Multisite
  15. 16. Three bits of magic: 2. Theme Options
  16. 17. Three bits of magic: 3. Widgets
  17. 18. Three bits of magic: (er) 4. Custom Menus http://lgtransparency.readandcomment.com/
  18. 19. The next phase: Readandcomment.com Commentariat 2.0 + plugins Hosting, configuration + maintenance As much support as clients need + + WordPress 3.0 multisite + 12 months, fixed price, standard T&Cs
  19. 20. The bits I’m not telling you <ul><li>Cut and paste is still f***ing boring </li></ul><ul><li>An engaging site is a tiny piece of the puzzle </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately, it’s just a WordPress theme (you could achieve 90% of it on WordPress.com) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easier than building from scratch, but still… </li></ul><ul><li>Not really grappled with GPL implications </li></ul><ul><li>Working out if and how this scales </li></ul>Worse still (actually, this stuff really is embarrassing)

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