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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. Please call if you have trouble– 804-692-3792.


What additional training topics would you like to have? Email Nan at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov !

Site Improve quality assurance service included with your WordPress site

Did you know that LVA provides a subscription to SiteImprove, a quality assurance service that allows regular reporting of broken links, misspellings, ADA challenges, etc., so that you can fix them? Now you do! For extensive on-demand training for SiteImprove, visit: https://support.siteimprove.com/hc/en-gb/categories/200848163-Support-FAQs .

To received regular reports from SiteImprove automatically, and to log in to SiteImproves administrative dashboard, notify Nan Carmack.

Project History

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.

Amherst Public Library

Buchanan County Public Library

Campbell County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library

Central Virginia Regional Library

Charlotte County Public Library

Craig County Public Library

Cumberland County Public Library

Eastern Shore Public Library

Essex Public Library

Heritage Public Library

Iris Brammer Public Library

LDND InfoCenter

Lynchburg Public Library

Madison County Public Library

Middlesex Public Library

Orange County Public Library

Pearisburg Public Library

Rappahannock County Public Library

Richmond County Public Library

Russell County Public Library

Tazewell County Public Library

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library


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