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Learning from libraries that use WordPress : content-management system best practices and case studies

Author: Kyle M L Jones; Polly-Alida Farrington
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the variety of ways libraries are implementing WordPress as a CMS, from simple "out-of-the-box" websites to large sites with many custom features. Emphasizing a library-specific perspective, the authors analyze the software's strengths and weaknesses, spotlighting its advantages over other existing web publishing platforms as well as discussing the limitations libraries have encountered. This useful book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle M L Jones; Polly-Alida Farrington
ISBN: 9780838911624 0838911625
OCLC Number: 779875322
Description: xiv, 158 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Multiple identities : for blogs, for CMSs, and so much more --
Preparation, installation, and initial settings --
Extensibility via plugins --
Look and feel with themes --
A better workflow --
Safe, sound, tracked --
Flexible design --
Enhancing the user experience --
Roll your own social network --
Creating dynamic subject guides / by Laura Slavin and Joshua Dodson --
First-year seminar blogs / by Jacob Hill and Peg Cook --
BuddyPress and higher education / by Michael Stephens and Kenley Neufeld --
From LibGuides to WordPress / by Paul Boger --
Creating digital archives with WordPress / by Kelli Bogan --
Ways WordPress can improve website user experience / by Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches-Johnson --
Using WordPress to create a virtual school library / by Anne Robinson --
Many websites, one installation : blogging with WordPress MU at Skokie Public Library / by Mick Jacobsen and Toby Greenwalt --
Kansas libraries on the Web / by Liz Rea.
Responsibility: Kyle M.L. Jones, Polly-Alida Farrington.

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Explores the variety of ways libraries are implementing WordPress as a CMS, from simple "out-of-the-box" websites to large sites with many custom features. Emphasizing a library-specific perspective, the authors analyze the software's strengths and weaknesses, spotlighting its advantages over other existing web publishing platforms as well as discussing the limitations libraries have encountered. This useful book shows how scores of libraries have used WordPress to create library websites that are both user friendly and easy to maintain.

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