I asked on Twitter the other day what advanced WordPress topics librarians would be interested in learning. These are the responses and my quick attempts to answer:
@godaisies setting up multiple blogs off the same installation
— Andy Shuping (@ashuping) May 29, 2013
Answer: Create a Network. However, your web server needs to support multisite functionality otherwise you cannot set up the proper URL subdomains.
@godaisies shared code, functions, etc. Stuff all libs might utilize. Ex. item list builder for posts w/ API to call info using only ISBN.
— Larry Fischer (@larry_fischer) May 29, 2013
Weak-answer: OpenBook Book Data plugin
@godaisies custom post types, creating niche communities, custom user roles, etc. etc. :)
— Kyle M. L. Jones (@thecorkboard) May 29, 2013
@godaisies Useful WP plugins? Statistics and what they can do for you? Making WP work with other social media platforms?
— glossaria (@glossaria) May 29, 2013
Answer: A large chunk of my forthcoming book deals with the topic of plugins libraries use!
— Lisa Bunker (@mutabilis) May 29, 2013
Answer: Nowadays there are TONS of responsive WordPress themes if you don’t have the time to learn responsive web design yourself. In fact, this blog uses the Responsive theme. I’m waiting to hear back on the variable part.
@godaisies Using WordPress to create a LibAnswers-like searchable public knowledge base/FAQ.
— MelissaFortsonGreen (@mbfortson) May 29, 2013
Answer: I ran into a few FAQ and LibAnswers style WordPress sites in research for my book, but the one by Bates stuck out for me. Unfortunately they did not respond to my request for comments on how they build their site. I can clearly see how their WordPress website works. I’m guessing their search interface is custom built though.
— Kirstin Dougan (@kmdougan) May 29, 2013
Answer: This is build right into WordPress. When you write a post or a page, just click on the Edit button next to “Publish immediately” under the Publish top right box. You can then set the date and time for the post to go live.