Drupal: Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System
Using WordPress, you can give patrons easy access to your library s digital content. The software is free, and, with good planning, you don t need expensive training or extensive technological expertise to maintain your site.
Authors Kyle M. L. Jones and Polly-Alida Farrington, along with several librarian contributors, deliver a richly illustrated, practical guide for using WordPress as a tool for managing digital content, from basic set-up to customization with plugins.
In this issue, you’ll learn about:
* Setting up a local development environment, choosing your package, installing WordPress, and transferring files
* How to evaluate potential plugins and select the best for your needs
* How to test themes across different types of content
* How to streamline administration with plugins like WP Maintenance Mode, Theme Visibility Manager, Role Scoper and others
* Comparative descriptions of four different plugins for publicizing your events and programs
* Managing user accounts to get staff involved in creating content
* How you can make it easy for patrons to share your content on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites
* First-hand accounts of academic, public, and school librarians on using WordPress to create dynamic subject guides, deliver elearning, and creating digital archives
* 10 ways WordPress can improve website user experience