Congratulations! You’re an integral part of SLPS’s main communication tool to the public! It is very important to keep information up to date on our websites. When visitors come to our websites, they expect to see the latest information. It is better to delete old information from the site than to have a page with old information.
This brings us to the first topic:
1. Review of District Policy and Guidelines
2. Register as a Webmaster
All new school webmasters should add themselves to the official webmaster list (so we know who is the current person for that website). Please sign up here (this will also give you the instructions for registering on your school website for access:
3. Familiarize yourself with the Web Design Training Website (that’s this site!)
At the top of this site, you’ll see links to the main areas:
- Courses – Online Courses on specific topics that can be accessed at any time.
- Workshops – Live training scheduled at various times.
- Resources – Links to various websites by topic.
- Knowledgebase – Tips and Information on various topics, including social media use.
4. Review the website style guide (Yes I know it’s huge! Skimming is okay!)
Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites – explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design—from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system (CMS), which is software that makes maintaining and updating a website simple and allows you to spend more time on what really matters—your content.
The system is made up of several components.
These are traditional web pages.
Think of posts as news, these are the timely items that will be displayed on your site for a short time and are pushed down as newer posts are made. News can be posted by category and divided up in many ways throughout the site, managing:
- News updates
- Feature articles
This is the library where images, documents and videos are stored.
These are small capsules of information. They can be displayed on the sidebar, and are an excellent way of displaying and highlighting content. The sidebar to the right contains several widgets.