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Nivi Morales
Web developer
Warwickshire County Council
@nivims
Hola!
Wordpress within WCC
In 2013 we migrated our main site to
Wordpress
Have used wordpress.com for corporate blogs
Wordpress ...
Wordpress Mini-Sites
Heritage and Culture
http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/
Warwickshire News
http://news.warwickshire....
The design review
Overall design refresh
Reviewing features that were causing usability
problems
Rolling out new features
Existing challenges
Header / search bar styling issues on mobile
Secondary navigation issues on mobile
Gradient boxes need...
Possible improvements
Creating a more visually attractive customer
centered page template
Improving the look and feel of o...
Implementation
Run two development workshops
Review of primary navigation/branding and
search box styling
Gradually removi...
Improvements
Design and development of two new page
templates
Redesign of navigation pages
New icon standards across servi...
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries
Lessons learned
Know you frameworks & how much you can
push them out of the box
Always design in the browser
Use analytics...
Useful plugins
Co author plus
User role editor
Enable media replace
Manage tags capability
Captcha
Wordpress challenges
Challenges managing modular content
It is not secure out of the box
Frequency of new releases / secur...
Wordpress benefits
Better user interface for our authors
Easier to implement progressive enhancement
Support community
Nivi Morales
@nivims
Thank you for
listening :)
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Wordpress in local government - Wordcamp Birmingham 2015

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We have been using WordPress as content management system Warwickshire County Council for the last two years.
In this talk I share challenges faced and lessons we have learn in this process beginning with the outcomes of a design review we carried out last year.
The talk touches on points such as:

Agile working
User centered design
WordPress as a CMS for local government

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Wordpress in local government - Wordcamp Birmingham 2015

  1. 1. Nivi Morales Web developer Warwickshire County Council @nivims Hola!
  2. 2. Wordpress within WCC In 2013 we migrated our main site to Wordpress Have used wordpress.com for corporate blogs Wordpress powers our mini-sites
  3. 3. Wordpress Mini-Sites Heritage and Culture http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/ Warwickshire News http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/ Country Parks http://countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk/
  4. 4. The design review Overall design refresh Reviewing features that were causing usability problems Rolling out new features
  5. 5. Existing challenges Header / search bar styling issues on mobile Secondary navigation issues on mobile Gradient boxes needed reviewing
  6. 6. Possible improvements Creating a more visually attractive customer centered page template Improving the look and feel of our navigation pages
  7. 7. Implementation Run two development workshops Review of primary navigation/branding and search box styling Gradually removing secondary navigation Rolling out of flat design/lighter fonts
  8. 8. Improvements Design and development of two new page templates Redesign of navigation pages New icon standards across services
  9. 9. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions
  10. 10. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions
  11. 11. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering
  12. 12. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering
  13. 13. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries
  14. 14. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries
  15. 15. Lessons learned Know you frameworks & how much you can push them out of the box Always design in the browser Use analytics / usability testing to drive development/design Launch/monitor & iterate based on customer feedback Set the rules of the game in writing
  16. 16. Useful plugins Co author plus User role editor Enable media replace Manage tags capability Captcha
  17. 17. Wordpress challenges Challenges managing modular content It is not secure out of the box Frequency of new releases / security updates
  18. 18. Wordpress benefits Better user interface for our authors Easier to implement progressive enhancement Support community
  19. 19. Nivi Morales @nivims Thank you for listening :)

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