[Web4lib] Help with learning about Wordpress as CMS

Polly-Alida Farrington polly at pafa.net
Fri Nov 19 12:57:13 EST 2010


Like Nicole, I'd recommend playing with wordpress.com just to get a 
feel for the admin and how WP puts things together.

Some other resources:
-- The video tutorials at WordPress101 http://www.wp101.com/ are 
another great way to get started. (Love their "pay what you wish" option.)
-- Digging into WordPress http://digwp.com/  If you need to get 
deeper into the nuts & bolts, this book is terrific. Comes as a PDF, 
but if they still have the full-color printed copies available, it's 
worth the money.
-- WPBeginner tutorials -  http://www.wpbeginner.com/

And there will be an ALA Library Tech Rpt on WordPress coming out in 
the spring, by Kyle Jones and myself (forgive the shameless self promotion!)

And though I do WP training & consulting too, Nicole is right in your 

Polly-Alida Farrington
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At 10:50 AM 11/19/2010, Jennifer Heise wrote:
>Ladies & Gents,
>Our campus just got an email from our communications group to announce that
>our university website would be migrated from Ektron to Wordpress in the
>next 8 months or so. Since the library has several thousand pages migrated
>onto the Ektron CMS (not that we love it, we don't-- but what an installed
>base), I'm going to need a crash course in Wordpress as a CMS. (I'm also
>seriously considering the question of whether some of our content
>could/should be moved to the Confluence Enterprise Wiki that the campus
>enterprise systems people are running.)
>Any suggestions for resources, best practices, and things to look out for
>will be gratefully received.
>Jennifer Heise
>Web4lib mailing list
>Web4lib at webjunction.org

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