as a content  management system Content Management Systems for Dummies (or busy smarties looking  for fast, simple solutio...
Server Database Your Audience Dynamic  Website Static  Website : :
 
 
 
It's Easy
 
 
It's Open Source
It's Free (mostly)
It's a Time Machine
 
 
 
 
 
Forms Video Audio Images Polls
Meebo Links Twitter Flickr PollDaddy RSS Feed
<ul><li>Libraries using WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.beverlypubliclibrary.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.r...
 
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WordPress as CMS Overview

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Brief overview of how WordPress works and some benefits of using it as a content management system.

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  • Pages on your website are they fixed and must be changed one at a time vs. generated on the fly? Ex. Bank website. Why is this helpful?
  • Because right now you have to do all the heavy lifting
  • Computers to do some of heavy lifting of presenting and maintaining content on the web so running that website is easier. One way to do that is…
  • Began in 2003 as a blogging tool; now frequently used as a CMS
  • Works like other blogging software - No need to know any code. Built on PHP and MySQL WYSIWYG. Easy install. Edit from anywhere.
  • Dashboard = first screen you see when you log into the administration area of your blog. Access point.
  • Open source means variety and new! Large community = more variety.
  • Hosted version available. Extras cost. Or install and pay webhost or have someone on staff who can upgrade
  • Dashboard shows past activity. Posts show past revisions and allows you to restore previous versions.
  • Design and layout are controlled by templates - no custom design is necessary. Free, premium themes available. Content is completely separated from presentation so page content doesn’t affect its layout
  • Duster
  • Structure
  • Additional functions are added via plugins - no custom work is needed. Plugins are (or should be) widely available.
  • WordPress as CMS Overview

    1. 1. as a content management system Content Management Systems for Dummies (or busy smarties looking for fast, simple solutions) | March 9, 2011
    2. 2. Server Database Your Audience Dynamic Website Static Website : :
    3. 6. It's Easy
    4. 9. It's Open Source
    5. 10. It's Free (mostly)
    6. 11. It's a Time Machine
    7. 17. Forms Video Audio Images Polls
    8. 18. Meebo Links Twitter Flickr PollDaddy RSS Feed
    9. 19. <ul><li>Libraries using WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.beverlypubliclibrary.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.readingpl.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http://neponsetpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>More Libraries using WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>Wp4lib: http://wp4lib.bluwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Adventures in Librarianship: http://bit.ly/ckNiZl </li></ul>
    10. 21. Questions? <ul><li>Wordpress Codex </li></ul><ul><li>http:// codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress Forums </li></ul><ul><li>http://wordpress.org/support/ </li></ul><ul><li>Theresa Maturevich </li></ul><ul><li>Maturevich at gmail dot com </li></ul>

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