WordPress Basics

Speaker Nicole Engard
Nicole C. Engard is the Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions, where her primary role is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha Integrated Library System. In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she ...


Nicole C. Engard is the Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions, where her primary role is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha Integrated Library System. In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,” a book published by Information Today, Inc.  In 2010, she will publish “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries” with Chandos Inc.

Full Description
More and more libraries are looking for a way to make dynamic, easy to edit websites.  Many of these libraries turn to powerful content management systems and then find that they have taken on more than they can handle.  Wordpress has gotten a reputation as a blogging platform, but many are using it for their entire website - including libraries.  This workshop will walk librarians through the basics of using WordPress as a content management system for their entire library website.  Attendees will get hands on experience that they can take back to their libraries to help redesign their websites.

Workshop participants will receive flash drives with their own WordPress installation, so they may continue working with the content management system after the workshop.

'Great WordPress workshop last week. I went in not knowing even how to spell "WordPress" and came out thinking "This is the best thing I have ever seen; we need it for our library website yesterday!"' - Satisfied Student.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
• Know what they need to install WordPress
• Be able to find and choose from existing templates/designs
• Be able to add and edit website content using WordPress
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Thu, Mar. 17, 2011
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US