Essential WordPress: How to Use, Install, Customize, Extend, and Manage WordPress

Speaker Dr. Kwong-Bor Ng
Dr. Kwong-Bor Ng is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies of Queens College, where he teaches technologies courses like database construction, XML, and Web Programming. He has published numerous refereed research papers in information science. In the past few years, he has authored and ...

Dr. Kwong-Bor Ng is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies of Queens College, where he teaches technologies courses like database construction, XML, and Web Programming. He has published numerous refereed research papers in information science. In the past few years, he has authored and co-edited 3 books on using XML in libraries, collaborative technologies, and digitization.

Full Description

This is a two-day workshop. By registering on this page, you also register to attend the second part on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

WordPress is an open source publishing platform for blogs and websites. It allows content creators to use web browsers like Internet Explorer or FireFox to maintain their sites instead of editing and uploading HTML files. Its flexible and powerful plugin system allows users to do much more than just blogs and websites. For example, you can turn WordPress into a digital library program, or a content management system. Nowadays, many libraries and museums are using WordPress to deliver their services.

In this intensive hands-on workshop, we will start from beginner level, and through step-by-step in-class exercises and demonstration, move on to intermediate level. We will cover installation, configuration, optimization, users and content management, themes, plugins, widgets, and other advanced features like child-theme creation and template modification. During the two weeks of this workshop, each student will have access to his/her individual WordPress site for practice as the system administrator of the site. The sites will be installed on the instrutor's servers.

Prerequisites:
Participants should be familiar with basic HTML and basic CSS. Prior knowledge in simple PHP will help, but is not required. 

Who should attend:
System librarians, electronic resource librarians, web masters, digital archivists, and others interested in setting up and managing blogs, websites, or content management systems using WordPress.

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Create, use, and manage WordPress Blogs or Sites as system administrators and content providers


Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

When?

Mon, Jul. 15, 2013
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003