Learning from libraries that use WordPress : content-management system best practices and case studies
- Jones, Kyle M. L., author.
- Chicago : American Library Association, 2013.
- Physical description
- xiv, 158 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
- Farrington, Polly-Alida, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-153) and index.
- 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.
- Publisher's Summary
- "In this book Jones and Farrington, two web designer/librarians, explore 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 Offer a brief history of WordPress, reviewing its genesis and sketching in some possible future directions 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 Present a variety of case studies, offering first-hand examples which detail why WordPress was selected, methods of implementation and degree of customization, feedback from users, and reflections on usability Discuss essential plug-ins, themes, and other specialized applications for library sites This useful book shows how scores of libraries have used WordPress to create library websites that are both user friendly and easy to maintain.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Kyle M.L. Jones, Polly-Alida Farrington.