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Title: WordPress:


1
WordPress
CIL 2008 Cybertours
  • Webmaster's Paradise
  • Oleg Kreymer
  • Systems Librarian, TJ Watson Library
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
WordPress as a Web Platform?
  • Content Management System CMS (forget html!)
  • User-friendly admin interface
  • WYSIWYG editor (invites contribution)
  • Presentation layer (XHTML scripting)
  • Simplicity
  • Clear functionality (its a blog!)
  • Straightforward design posts categories
    pages
  • Open Source always in development
  • Can be enhanced with plugins
  • Familiarity (used it for other projects)

CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
3
Keeping It Simple
  • Modify a WordPress Theme ONLY
  • Preserve core WordPress functionality
  • Protection from changes in future upgrades
  • Theme of choice Andreas09 (website look)
  • Two types of files
  • PHP controls WHAT elements are displayed
  • CSS controls HOW elements are displayed
  • Making changes
  • Keep track of changes (annotate)
  • Suppressing and rearranging elements

CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
4
How to work with PHP
CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
5
How to work with PHP
CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
6
How to work with PHP
CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
7
How to work with CSS
CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
8
How to work with CSS
CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
9
How to work with CSS
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10
How to work with CSS
CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
11
Widgets Plugins
  • Widgets dynamic and static sidebar elements
  • Plugins extend Wordpress functionality
  • Select carefully (functionally useful plugins
    only)
  • Test! Plugins can break WP
  • WP upgrade? Test your plugins
  • Plugins were using
  • Forms cforms II
  • Calendar Event Calendar Widget
  • User Role Manager

CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
12
Thank you!
  • DO try this at home
  • WordPress.com
  • Questions?
  • Oleg Kreymer
  • Systems Librarian, TJ Watson Library
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

CIL 2008 Cybertours WORDPRESS
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