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If you are interested in booking me (Wesley Fryer) for a presentation or workshop (either face-to-face or over video) please visit my Speaking page on www.speedofcreativity.org/speaking.


Update 25 August 2010:

In 2010 I am transitioning to the website wiki.wesfryer.com for my handout and presentation/workshop links. I'm not taking content here on PBworks offline, but I have added this "update header" to all my pages as well as adding direct links to more updated versions of these pages as I mirror them / create them on wiki.wesfryer.com. There are 146 pages here on teachdigital.pbworks.com. - You can browse these in page view in addition to using the four category links provided on the homepage. Note this wiki was previously mapped to "handouts.wesfryer.com" but that domain mapping is no longer available.


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WordPress Saves Lives - Learn How


WordPress is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) and blogging platform which powers many dynamic, engaging websites today. Whether you are a classroom teacher, a librarian, a school administrator, an instructional technology specialist or an IT technician, you should know about WordPress and the powerful as well as moderated / safe ways it can be used to publish interactive content online. In this session we'll explore the basics of Wordpress as well as the extensible features it offers with custom themes and plug-ins. Help end the online suffering which continues thanks to websites created with Microsoft Frontpage in the late 1990s! Learn about WordPress, use it, and share its power with others!


This session was shared on 16 Oct 2009 at the ACTEM conference in Augusta, Maine. An audio podcast of this session is available.


Some of this information, as it pertains to the PodPress plug-in for Wordpress, was shared at the 26 Oct 2009 meeting of the Oklahoma City Wordpress User's Group. Here's our PollEverywhere survey! I also referred heavily to my recent post, "How I create and publish podcasts."


Request Wesley's SMS Business Card. (Text "wfryer" without quotation marks to 50500 on your cell phone.)


Opening video: The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) by Dr. Michael Wesch (YouTube)



  1. Content Management System - Updated List (see PHP)
  2. Weblog
  3. Extensibility
  4. CSS

My Favorite CMS Platforms

  1. Wordpress
  2. Ning, Drupal and Elgg (for social networking)
  3. Joomla
  4. Recommended blogging platforms in addition to Wordpress: Blogger (by Google) and Classroom Blogmeister

Wordpress Resources

  1. Wordpress.org (for self-hosted installations)
  2. Wordpress.com (free, commercial hosting with some limitations)
  3. EduBlogs.org  (education-specific Wordpress hosting, free and commercial options available, with some limitations)
  4. Wordpress MU (multi-user Wordpress installations)
  5. Wordpress plugins
  6. Wordpress themes
  7. My Wordpress colophon (colophon defined in WikiPedia)
  8. Wesley's Wordpress social bookmarks 

Wordpress Features

  1. Themes
  2. Plugins
  3. User rights (team blogging)
  4. Widgets
  5. Scheduled Posts
  6. Update services: I recommend and use:
    1. http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
    2. http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
    3. http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
    4. http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
    5. http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2

Wesley's Wordpress blog examples

  1. Moving at the Speed of Creativity
  2. Learning Signs
  3. Powerful Ingredients
  4. K-12 Online Conference
  5. String and Me
  6. Talking Science
  7. Eyes Right
  8. Turning Point Oklahoma
  9. Oklahoma Presbyterian Pilgrimage

Past: ISTEconnects


  1. The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

Other Links

  1. Marietta Schools - Oklahoma
  2. 32 page eBook (PDF) on setting up a school website with Wordpress (credit)




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