WordPress hack attack and Making WordPress work for you-
The main reason I attended these two workshops by Daniel Bachhuber is because we’re looking at alternatives to College Publisher for The Beacon website now that CP is going to start charging $2-grand a year for what has (to this point) been free.
Daniel had tons of useful info including useful WordPress plug-ins (ie: embedly, emphasis, subscribe to comments, W3 total cache) and the 8-step process of transitioning from CP to WordPress, in a nutshell:
- Assess CMC options (popular ones: WordPress, CP, Gryphon, Blox-also known as Town News-which I we are also considering.)
- Purchase web hosting
- Set up your site
- Choose theme
- Install plug-ins
- Secure line of support
- Migrate archives
- Train staff on new system
As an aside: One of my concerns about switching to WordPress is that there’s no guarantee they won’t start charging someday as well. In fact, this very blog is on WordPress, and for the first time, I just noticed a Google ad appear on one of the heretofore ad-free pages. Hmmmm….