3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Does your organization need a new web site? One that is more dynamic, easy to update and can easily incorporate social media and other ways to communicate with your library’s patrons/customers? WordPress (free, opensource) may be the answer. WordPress is a powerful web Content Management System (CMS) that has grown far beyond its origins as a blogging tool.
WordPress can be used to power your library website and help you build a dynamic web presence for your library, school, personal web site, business or other project. Its ease of use and flexibility make it a perfect choice for libraries that are struggling to keep their websites up to date and/or looking for a more up-to-date look for their website. Its extensibility via plugins and other customizations make it a great choice for more complex sites as well.
This webinar will cover:
- Examples of sites built with WordPress
- Why WordPress is a great choice for schools & libraries
- Hosting options and requirements
- WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
- Making it look great: Themes
- Building blocks of WordPress: Posts & Pages
- and more!
The presenter, Polly-Alida Farrington, is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with more than 15 years’ experience providing technology-related training, web project development, and consulting services to libraries, library systems, and schools. A former academic librarian, she has 17 years' experience in reference, government documents, interlibrary loan, and technology. She and Kyle Jones are the co-authors of Library Technology Reports, April 2011 (47:3), Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System and the forthcoming title: Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Case Studies and Best Practices (2012, ALA Editions). Her website is http://www.pafa.net.