In this webinar for ASERL, Chad Haefele at UNC Chapel Hill talks about his work using Word Press to develop and maintain his library's website. WordPress isn’t just the world's most popular blogging software, but also a powerful content management system that runs nearly 1 in 4 websites in the world. The current version alone has been downloaded more than 30 million times, and the WordPress community has built more than 43,000 plugins to extend and enhance the system. Academic libraries are using WordPress to create community-oriented websites, blogs, subject guides, digital archives, and more.
UNC Libraries migrated their website to WordPress, including challenges encountered and tips learned along the way. This practical session walks you through the entire process of creating a basic WordPress website for your library, including:
• Setting up a simple WordPress website from scratch;
• Selecting a theme and customizing the look of your site;
• Using plugins to enhance and improve your WordPress site;
• Maintaining and updating your WordPress website for the long haul.