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WordPress

 

WordPress is a blogging platform that can be used to create easy, attractive, well-supported and mobile-ready websites.  Currently, the Library of Virginia provides WordPress site hosting, maintenance, support, and training to 22 public libraries.  Because library services, databases, resources and programs are easily discover-able on these sites, patrons of public libraries can be more informed about what their library has to offer them; and library staff appreciate the reduced time spent populating and editing their sites.  Contact project manager Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792 for any questions or further information.

Training  |  SiteImprove  |  Participants


WordPress Training:

  • Prefab-WordPress 101 —  Recording linked HERE
    • Need a refresh on how to best use your library’s website? This session will cover the basics: creating and editing pages, creating and displaying widgets, changing menu items, uploading images, and more. We’ll also have plenty of time for Q&A so come with questions about things you’d like to do on your site.
  • Prefab-WordPress 201 — Recording linked HERE
    • This session will feature slightly more advanced topics such as using the full width template and columns for advanced layout and changing the appearance of your site with CSS. Once again we’ll have time for Q&A so you can get instruction tailored just for you.  Linked below are the strings of code referenced in training to create full width pages as well as columns. Because WordPress only accept certain types of files for upload, these had to be converted from .txt files to Word docs. If you have trouble with them, you may consider copy and pasting them into Notepad and then copying pasting them in to the text editors of the pages you are working on. Word sometimes has a way of adding spaces that is invisible to the user but messes up the code.
    • Custom CSS
    • Column Code

Contact Nan for any further WordPress training needs.


SiteImprove

Included with your WordPress site is SiteImprove, a quality assurance service that allows regular reporting of broken links, misspellings, ADA challenges, etc.  This service is provided via a subscription through The Library of Virginia.


Project Participants

 

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