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Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Best… (edition 2012)

by Kyle M. Jones, Polly-Alida Farrington

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Title:Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Best Practices and Case Studies
Authors:Kyle M. Jones
Other authors:Polly-Alida Farrington
Info:ALA Editions (2012), Paperback, 176 pages
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Learning from Libraries That Use Wordpress: Content-Management System Best Practices and Case Studies by Kyle M. Jones (Author)



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Having taken Kyle's class this book is a great resource and is like having him nearby walking you through the steps.

I do not have training in coding and was still able to follow the text. (It's given me great search terms for the forums within WordPress too!)

On a side note, if you have the opportunity to take a class of his---JUMP at it!! He's an excellent teacher and although it's online--he creates an in classroom feel. Tricky for the virtual classroom but he nails it! ( )
  SkiKatt68 | Feb 26, 2016 |
This book is the extended version of their Technology Report on WordPress. Jones and Farrington give an overview to how WordPress works and some suggestions for the best ways to extend WordPress' core functionalities through plugins. The best value in this book are the case studies at the end. Librarian professionals reveal how they used website in their work. ( )
  amanda_l_goodman | Nov 28, 2013 |
The building of the virtual learning commons beyond just a simple library webpage can be done in a variety of technologies. Our own experimentation has led us to Google Site, but WordPress is a more sophisticated alternative if you are willing to stretch your skills. This manual gets you started and quickly moves to more sophisticated library examples from folks in the field who have experience with this major tool. Personally, we have used WordPress: The Missing Manual for more guidance and skill development, but this one has the advantage of library examples. There are a wide variety of both print, digital and multimedia tutorials about this program, so if you are interested, it is wise to surround yourself with a variety of manuals and guides that will save you a lot of headaches. And, you will want to check out the free template from Google that get’s you started in the construction of your own virtual learning commons at: http://sites.google.com/site/templatevlc. It is time to get started if you are not already immersed in the construction of your own collaborative environment.
  davidloertscher | Nov 24, 2012 |
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"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."

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