The Power of WordPress

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Dec 8, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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AN I NTRODUCTI ON TO THE OPEN S OURCE CONTENT
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Power of
WordPress


WHAT I S
WORDPRESS
?


WHAT ARE I TS QUALI TI ES?


WHAT CAN I T DO?


WHAT CAN I T DO
FOR YOU
?

Overview

WordPress

is…


Content management system (CMS)


Blogging


Web Design


Open, Usable, Adaptable, Professional


WHERE DO I START?


HOW MUCH?


Open

Where do I start?


www.wordpress.org


Options for running
WordPress


Web host


Self host


Wordpress.com

How much?


Free!


Downloading
WordPress


WordPress.com blog


Not Free!


Web hosting


Premium themes


CREATI NG CONTENT


POSTS


PAGES


CATEGORI ES


Usable

Posts


Delivering content


Best practices


Clear, concise, constructive


Update regularly


Enable comments

Pages


Organizing content


Best practices


Major areas


For important material


Fewer, but enough

Categories


Classifying content


Best practices


Like Subject headings


Broad, but informative


Include a map or list


DESI GNI NG CONTENT


EDI TI NG


THEMES


PLUGI NS


Adaptable

Editing


Visual editor


“WYSIWYG”


HTML editor


Centralized interface

Themes


Redesign in total, easily


Customizable


Free options

Plugins


Add functionality


Easy to manage


Examples:


Widgets for displaying Twitter information


Site traffic stats


Adapt your site easily for mobile browsers


REACHI NG AN AUDI ENCE


CAREER DEVELOPMENT


I NSTRUCTI ON POSSI BI LI TI ES


Professional

Audience


Determine audience


Structure site and content


Tone

Career development


Online portfolio


Professional topic


Organization/Association

Instruction possibilities


Specific class


Subject specific


Advantages:


Discussion


Group learning


Tech literacy

QUI Z


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( R EQUI R E S F R E E L OGI N) S E ARCH F OR CL AS S


UNT GL A
T R AI NI NG


SURVEY
-

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Assessment

S E NNE MA
, G. ( 2 0 0 7 ). US I NG
WOR DP R E S S

F OR OUR L I B R A RY B L OGS.
PA RT NE R S HI P: T HE C A NA DI A N J OUR NA L OF L I B R A RY & I NF OR MAT I ON
P R AC T I C E & R E S E A R C H
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2.



B R A E NDE R
, L. M., C R A I G M., K., &
J E DDE L
, Y. ( 2 0 0 9 ). US I NG WE B
T E C HNOL OGY T O T E AC H S T UDE NT S A B OUT T HE I R DI GI TA L WOR L D.
J OUR NA L OF I NF OR MAT I ON S Y S T E MS E DUC AT I ON
, 2 0 ( 2 ), 1 4 5
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1 5 3
.


C HA S E, D. ( 2 0 0 8 ). US I NG ONL I NE S OC I A L NE T WOR K S, P ODC A S T I NG,
A ND A B L OG T O E NHA NC E A C C E S S T O S T ONY B R OOK UNI V E R S I T Y
HE A LT H S C I E NC E S L I B R A RY R E S OUR C E S A ND S E R V I C E S.
J OUR NA L OF
E L E C T R ONI C R E S OUR C E S I N ME DI C A L L I B R A R I E S
, 5 ( 2 ), 1 2 3
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1 3 2.


Further Study

The End