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Using WordPress MU as a Web Content Management System

TNT1 Content Track

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The WVU Office of Information Technology has been working to implement WordPress Multiuser as a content management system. We are transitioning from a static HTML-driven website using Dreamweaver and Contribute. Currently we have about 18 content managers and have been looking for a more integrated approach to managing content, design, and user access. This session will describe why we chose to take a chance on WordPress MU over other Web content management systems and what we’ve learned from the process.


Sarah Barnes
Web Developer, West Virginia University

Sarah R. Barnes has been developing websites since 1996 and has over 10 years of experience in higher education Web development. In addition to working for West Virginia University as the Web developer for the Office of Information Technology, she is a freelance Web consultant, and teaches a public relations course for the WVU School of Journalism.

In her role at the Office of Information Technology, Sarah plans and manages Web projects, writes and edits the OIT blog, and manages OIT's presence on social networks.

Alisha Myers
Professional Technologist, West Virginia University

Alisha has been a part of the WVU Office of Information Technology Web team since February 2008. Alisha helps maintain the OIT website and has been integral in converting the current site to WordPress MU. She is also a contributing writer to the OIT blog and helps maintain the organization's social media outreach efforts.