ABOUT THE RESOURCE
WordPress is one of the most popular FOSS blogging tools; that is also a Content Management System (CMS). WordPress has a rich plugin architecture (to date over 18,000 plugins have been developed), enabling each library or even consortium to use it in ways unique to their own needs. It is promoted for its ease of use, and lack of coding knowledge required.
WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL, but you can manage your website without any knowledge of these, as long as your server has them installed. It contains a Themes feature which enables users to completely change the look and feel of a page without altering any of the content.
In this webinar Nicole Engard of Bywater Solutions, author of "Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways To Deliver Library Data" introduces WordPress and provides a wide variety of links to supporting information and exemplar projects. Liz Rea of North East Kansas Libraries then gives a personal reflection of her work with WordPress, as she now supports more than 100 libraries using the software.
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