Using WordPress to Build Library Websites eCourse

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Day:  March 7, 2016
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This eCourse is now closed. We plan on offering the eCourse again soon. If you’d like to an email alert when we schedule the next session, please complete this form.

Asynchronous eCourse beginning March 7, 2016 and continuing for 6 weeks
An ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourse facilitated by Amanda L. Goodman

Estimated Hours of Learning: 30
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to use WordPress to build and manage your library website
  • Understanding how WordPress organizes content types
  • Skills to effectively apply your WordPress knowledge to library content
  • Ability to use navigation and other features to create a user-friendly website structure

WordPress is an open-source content management system that helps you create, develop, and maintain a website. Its intuitive interface means that there’s no need to learn complex programming languages--and because it’s free, you can do away with purchasing expensive web development software.

Skilled web developer Amanda L. Goodman will guide you in applying WordPress tools and functionality to library content. You will learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website that is both user friendly and easy to maintain.

Please note: Your purchase at the ALA Store is only Step 1 of a 2-Step Registration process!

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.

Amanda L. Goodman

Amanda L. Goodman is the user experience (UX) librarian at Darien Library, a public library in Connecticut. In this position, she planned, implemented, and manages a busy digital media lab. Author of The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries: A LITA Guide, she has also written articles for UX Magazine and Library Journal. She cohosts a podcast about UX and libraries called #libux, and blogs about her work at A Ghost of Daisies. Find her on Twitter as @godaisies.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

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