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Winter 1-26-2017


Although it began as a blog tool, WordPress has grown into a complete content management system with thousands of interactive themes available. Since it uses the MySQL database management system, the open-source software suits the needs of library websites by aggregating a college library’s complete database inventory. Rather than update several HTML pages within a site when new vendors are added or a URL is changed, information from vendors can be maintained in a database table and then displayed to students, highlighting available resources and information. The presentation highlights the use of some simple WordPress plugins to manage many aggregators and deliver a modern-looking library website.


Presented at the 2016 CUNY IT Conference held December 1 & 2, 2016 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.



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