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 I will show why WordPress is a good solution for your newspaper, and why this open-source content management system is an excellent resource for organizations just getting started developing an online presence or expanding an already growing digital footprint.
It will also cover:
• The concept of open-source platforms
• Why WordPress?
• The WordPress CMS workflow
• Plugin functionality
• Examples of existing newspaper websites using WordPress
• Getting started with existing staff
• Other WordPress training resources
Registration fee: $35 (Group discounts are available)
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.