There are a number of newspapers across the country that don’t have a viable web presence still today. As technology continues to change at an accelerated rate, a website can become the cornerstone of editorial workflow while offering new, old and former readers the opportunity to stay connected to your publication.
This two-part webinar will cover why WordPress is an excellent tool to begin building a web presence and show step-by-step how to organize and assemble all of the components of a self-hosted WordPress website.
Session II will cover the nuts and bolts of building your self-hosted WordPress website. By the end of this session, you will have the tools necessary to get started implementing a new WordPress website for your publication.
It will cover:
• Domain lookup and registration
• Web hosting services available
• Installing the WordPress CMS on your webhost
• Finding the right theme for your publication
• Setting up Google analytics for your website
• Setting up your staff accounts
• Continuing self-education/training options for you and your staff
Registration fee: $35
Charlie Weaver is the Digital Media & Design Director for the Iowa State Daily. He has worked in the printing and publishing industry for more than 15 years. His experience ranges from graphic design, to editorial workflows, to branding and marketing. In the last five years he has concentrated on building the Daily’s web presence and researching the platforms, software and social media tools that are available to small newsrooms that operate on fairly limited budgets.