Yesterday, I attended the NERCOMP WordPress University SIG, a showcase of what some folks are doing with WordPress.
First session: Jay Colier, Web Communications Manager, Bates College
Described reworking Bates College’s web presence to identify and streamline paths that guide people through different stages of connection to the institution. Traditionally, each stage (e.g., applicant, student, alumnus, etc.) was a separate silo. Lots of good, high-level analysis. WordPress allowed Jay to implement a redesigned site with minimal resources, but a robust result. Easy content development for contributing departments.
I finally found some info about getting current verions of WordPress to use SSL for Logins and wp-admin. I have enabled the settings on both my blogs, and it appears to be working OK. I have been using Windows Live Writer to post entries, and it’s been working very well. We’ll see what happens if I change the blog URL to use SSL. :/
I’m now posting my first blog entry using the visual editor. Hurrah! Many thanks to the member who posted the solution, a certain bcodding. I wonder… Confirmed: that’s my colleague, Ben, from down the hall. Quite the coincidence!
Now I’ll go back to being out sick.