Using WordPress to Build Library Websites

Using WordPress to Build Library Websites eCourse

You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourse by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.

$250.00
ALA Member: 
$ 225.00
Item Number:
1541-8871
Dates: 
From:  July 8, 2019
To:  August 18, 2019
Delivery Method: 
Asynchronous
Credentials: 
Attendance Cert.
Duration: 
6 weeks
Estimated Hours of Learning: 
36 Hours
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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With the arrival of WordPress' new editorial system, Gutenberg, creating websites with the popular content management system is a brand new ballgame. Skilled web developer Amanda L. Goodman will guide you in understanding how creating WordPress websites have changed, how to navigate around in Gutenberg, and how to apply the latest tools and functionality to library content. You will learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website that is both user friendly and easy to maintain.

By participating in this ecourse, you will

  • Be able to use WordPress to build and manage your library website
  • Learn the pros and cons of how Gutenberg has changed the editorial experience 
  • Discover new web design trends that you can apply to your library website
  • Know how to effectively apply your WordPress knowledge to library content
  • Be able to use navigation and other features to create a user-friendly website structure

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on July 8, 2019. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to

  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities

Instructor Amanda L. Goodman will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 6-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

Bulk Orders

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.

Amanda L. Goodman

Amanda L. Goodman is the Publicity Manager at Darien Library. Previously, she was the User Experience Librarian, where her projects have included redesigning the library’s website, creating a digital media lab, and co-managing adult technology education classes. She has taught WordPress, user experience design, and digital signage classes to librarians across the country. Her books are The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries: A LITA Guide, Digital Media Labs in Libraries, and Marketing Plans in Action: A Step-By-Step Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Cultural Organizations

If you have any questions about this eCourse, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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