Wordpress as a tool for scholarly textual production.<br />Ryan Trauman<br />Digital Media and Composition Institute, 2011...
What is Wordpress?<br />
What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />
What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />
What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Othe...
What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Othe...
What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Othe...
What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Othe...
What’s under the hood?<br />
What’s under the hood?<br />
What’s under the hood?<br />
What’s under the hood?<br />
What’s under the hood?<br />
What’s under the hood?<br />
But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />
But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />
But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />peer-review<br />
But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />peer-review<br />durability<br />
But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />peer-review<br />durability<br />formality<br />
So, what’s a blog?<br />
So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />
So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />Regular updates<br />
So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />Regular updates<br />Informal, conversational ton...
So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />Regular updates<br />Informal, conversational ton...
So, how is Wordpressscholarly?<br />
So, how is Wordpressscholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured ...
So, how is Wordpress scholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured...
So, how is Wordpress scholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured...
So, how is Wordpress scholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured...
Types of Content<br />Alphabetic text<br />Pictures<br />Video<br />Audio<br />PDFs<br />PowerPoint or slides<br />(or Com...
How far you wanna take this?<br />Wordpress.com<br />“Apple model” - limited<br />Free<br />Quick to start<br />No coding ...
So let’s make a blog!<br />
(Actually, you’re going to watch me make one.)<br />
Here’s the plan…<br />Gather, organize content elements<br />Sign up for a Wordpress.com account & blog<br />Working Title...
Come on, gang! Let’s go to Wordpress.com!(read: tongue-in-cheek)<br />
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Wordpress-for-Scholarship Demo at DMAC

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Wordpress-for-Scholarship Demo at DMAC

  1. 1. Wordpress as a tool for scholarly textual production.<br />Ryan Trauman<br />Digital Media and Composition Institute, 2011<br />
  2. 2. What is Wordpress?<br />
  3. 3. What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />
  4. 4. What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />
  5. 5. What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Other content management systems<br />
  6. 6. What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Other content management systems<br />Blogging (Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal)<br />
  7. 7. What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Other content management systems<br />Blogging (Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal)<br />Course management (Blackboard, Angel)<br />
  8. 8. What is Wordpress?<br />Originally designed as a blogging platform<br />Evolved into a content management system<br />Other content management systems<br />Blogging (Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal)<br />Course management (Blackboard, Angel)<br />General (Drupal, Moodle)<br />
  9. 9. What’s under the hood?<br />
  10. 10. What’s under the hood?<br />
  11. 11. What’s under the hood?<br />
  12. 12. What’s under the hood?<br />
  13. 13. What’s under the hood?<br />
  14. 14. What’s under the hood?<br />
  15. 15. But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />
  16. 16. But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />
  17. 17. But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />peer-review<br />
  18. 18. But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />peer-review<br />durability<br />
  19. 19. But blogs aren’t scholarly, right?<br />Yes and No<br />peer-review<br />durability<br />formality<br />
  20. 20. So, what’s a blog?<br />
  21. 21. So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />
  22. 22. So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />Regular updates<br />
  23. 23. So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />Regular updates<br />Informal, conversational tone<br />
  24. 24. So, what’s a blog?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />Regular updates<br />Informal, conversational tone<br />Comments, discussion<br />
  25. 25. So, how is Wordpressscholarly?<br />
  26. 26. So, how is Wordpressscholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured by a textual conventions and editing processes<br />
  27. 27. So, how is Wordpress scholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured by a textual conventions and editing processes<br />Regular updates<br />Durable, no updates<br />
  28. 28. So, how is Wordpress scholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured by a textual conventions and editing processes<br />Regular updates<br />Durable, no updates<br />Informal, conversational tone<br />Formal, academic tone<br />
  29. 29. So, how is Wordpress scholarly?<br />“Blog” – is a text structured by a practice<br />“Scholarship” – is a text structured by a textual conventions and editing processes<br />Regular updates<br />Durable, no updates<br />Informal, conversational tone<br />Formal, academic tone<br />Comments, discussion<br />Response happens outside the text<br />
  30. 30. Types of Content<br />Alphabetic text<br />Pictures<br />Video<br />Audio<br />PDFs<br />PowerPoint or slides<br />(or Combinations)<br />
  31. 31. How far you wanna take this?<br />Wordpress.com<br />“Apple model” - limited<br />Free<br />Quick to start<br />No coding necessary<br />Templates<br />Modular<br />Large, generous community<br />Range of tutorial modes<br />Self-hosted WP Installation<br />Highly customizable<br />Free, but…<br />One-click installs<br />More themes<br />More plugins/widgets<br />“Gateway” code<br />CSS (HTML)<br />PHP<br />Javascript<br />
  32. 32. So let’s make a blog!<br />
  33. 33. (Actually, you’re going to watch me make one.)<br />
  34. 34. Here’s the plan…<br />Gather, organize content elements<br />Sign up for a Wordpress.com account & blog<br />Working Title<br />Create alphabetic-texts, links, pages<br />Choose a theme<br />Organize some widgets<br />Embed: Pictures, Videos, Quotations<br />
  35. 35. Come on, gang! Let’s go to Wordpress.com!(read: tongue-in-cheek)<br />

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