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First Steps with WordPress for a Scholarly Website

First Steps with WordPress for a Scholarly Website

Come learn about WordPress for creating a scholarly website! We'll cover the basics of working with WordPress, including:

  • setting up a site
  • organizing your content
  • managing media
  • controlling access
  • customizing your site design and functions

We’ll also look at some examples of scholarly uses of WordPress:

  • to showcase professional identity
  • to host working group materials
  • to create an online exhibit
  • to highlight and/or contextualize a project

Finally, we’ll talk about WordPress settings for protecting your work and yourself against malice.

Who: This hands-on session is best for people who already know they would like to work in WordPress or who have a website idea and are evaluating platforms. This course assumes no experience with WordPress, but does expect a basic familiarity with web writing mechanics.

Where: SML 317

When: Wednesday, April 3, 3 – 4:30 pm Add to Calendar

Note: To get the most from the workshop, please come prepared with an idea of a site (e.g. a professional portfolio, blog, or academic project) you would like to develop as well as an artifact or two (e.g. images, audio, or video, whether files on your computer or on the open web) that you would like to incorporate into your website.

Bring a laptop or a tablet you're proficient with.

Contact: Please email trip.kirkpatrick@yale.edu for more information


Wednesday, April 3, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Campus
  Digital Scholarship  
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