March 16, 2014 — This presentation will walk through the steps everyone should take when building out a WordPress website, how to find the right contractors for the job, tools everyone will need, how to handle the build-out, and what to expect after launch. While some of this is applicable to all web build-outs, a lot of content will be specific to WordPress, including dashboard customization, how to find and vet a WP developer, and the plugins/tools/hosting available specifically within WordPress, as well as the maintenance and support required afterwards.
January 15, 2013 — There are all kind of ways to approach your website- but when you strip everything else away its a machine. Using these tools, exercises and philosophies you can remove the self doubt and procrastination that usually accompanies website construction whether you’re running a blog, business site or non profit. We’ll cover what your sitemap should look like, what content to put on the site and how to write it, what plugins to use and then how to measure it all and refine it.
September 19, 2010
November 14, 2009 — Non profits inhabit their own strange little bubble of marketing goals, work attitude, lack of staff, volunteer turnover and of course, budget. NPO websites need to serve both marketing and functional goals to create engaging messaging and effective service delivery. Amanda Blum nails down why Wordpress is the ideal solution across the board (and speaking of which, how to convince yours).
Video courtesy ISOC-NY.
Slides for this presentation are available here.