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 Collegeâ€™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, fromÂ down the hall. Quite the coincidence!
Now I’ll go back to being out sick.