What: Hosting Your Work with WordPress and CMS
When: April 17th 10am-12pm
Where: Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center, C196.05
What: More and more research is increasingly appearing on the web. Want to create a website to showcase your academic work? Attending a conference and need an accompanying website? Interested in starting your own blog? WordPress and other CMS's allow you to do all this and more with ease.
In this Workshop, Lisa will discuss how to use WordPress for pedagogical and research purposes through demonstrating server-side administration, and installing and configuring a virtual LAMP (Linux, Apache, MYSQL & PHP) stack. Stephen will discuss the power of CMS's (Content Management Systems), create a database (phpmyadmin), edit some settings, upload (filezilla) and install Wordpress and provide a general topography of a typical Wordpress install (themes and plugins). Lisa will then explain some simpler approaches such as one-click installs, provide temporary server space for each attendee, and answer questions. This workshop will provide attendees with a better understanding of server set up and the WordPress ecosystem.
Desktops are not available. Please bring a laptop to follow along during the workshop. If you do not bring in a computer, you can follow the steps on a personal computer after the workshop.
Who: Lisa Tagliaferri is a recently received her PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center and is currently Manager of Community Content at the tech startup DigitalOcean. She is well versed in the use of open source technologies to support education, and has written what is becoming the recognized OER on Python, How To Code in Python 3, which you can access via https://do.co/python-book.
Stephen Klein is the Digital Services Librarian at the Graduate Center
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