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Author Goodman, Amanda L.
Title The comparative guide to WordPress in libraries / Amanda L. Goodman.
Imprint Chicago : ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014.

Author Goodman, Amanda L.
Series LITA guide
LITA guides.
Subject WordPress (Electronic resource)
Library Web sites -- Design.
Blogs -- Computer programs.
Web sites -- Authoring programs.
Library Web sites -- Case studies.
Add Title WordPress in libraries
Description 1 online resource (ix, 228 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-205) and index.
Contents Understanding WordPress: Introduction to WordPress ; Flavors of WordPress ; The competition -- The basics of developing a WordPress website: Website planning ; Using WordPress ; Themes ; An inroduction to plugins and media ; Administrative tools -- Library implementation of WordPress: Academic libraries ; Library associations ; Digital libraries/archives ; Government and law ; Public libraries ; School library media centers ; Special libraries and allies -- Appendix A: The survey -- Appendix B: Resources for wordpress in libraries -- Appendix C: Plugins.
Summary More than just an easy-to-use blogging platform, WordPress is in fact a flexible, open source content management system. Without spending a dime or writing a line of code, it's possible to build the library website of your dreams. But it's important to understand the basic principles of WordPress so you can plan wisely. In this LITA guide, User Experience (UX) librarian and seasoned WordPress instructor Goodman leads you step-by-step through the basic planning process for a library website that meets your users' needs and fits your available resources for maintaining it. Written with the questions of library administrators and technology staff in mind, this guide shows you: How to make an informed decision about whether WordPress is the right platform for your library Options for hosted and self-hosted platforms Nearly two dozen WordPress sites, drawn from a wide range of different libraries and organizations How to choose the right theme for your library's content Succinct explanations of every element in the Administrative Dashboard with advice on library applications Quick tips on user experience, information architecture, and analytics Effective ways to use images, audio, and video Offering a solid foundation in WordPress, this guide will help you design and launch a library website that effectively serves your library's users.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781555709822 (electronic bk.)
1555709826 (electronic bk.)
9781555709846 (electronic bk.)
1555709842 (electronic bk.)
9781555709839 (Kindle)
1555709834 (Kindle)
9781555700982 (PDF)
OCLC # 876591872
Additional Format Print version: Goodman, Amanda L. Comparative guide to WordPress in libraries 9781555709686 (DLC) 2013033610 (OCoLC)859252940

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