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Welcome to the WordPress for Libraries Wiki!

This is a place to share ideas, training materials, and whatever else you can think of that might be helpful to other people running library sites on WordPress.

We also have a discussion list and a group on WebJunction.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura Crossett (lcrossett at parkcountylibrary dot org)

Library Sites That Use WordPress

Public Libraries

Beverly (MA) Public Library

Bridgeport (CT) Public Library

Casey Cardinia Library Corporation

Collingswood (NJ) Public Library

Cranbury Public Library (NJ)

Curtis Memorial Library

The Dartmouth Public Libraries

Dwight Foster Public Library Blog

Elmhurst College A.C. Buehler Library

Hinsdale (IL) Public Library

Itasca Community Library

Kewaskum Public Library

Lincoln County (WY) Library System

Monroe County (FL) Public Library

North Plains Public Library

Park County (WY) Library System

Patagonia Public Library

Skokie Public Library Blogs

Stevens Memorial Library

Stillwater Free Library

Troy Public Library (NY)

West Slope Community Library

York Mills Collegiate (Toronto) School Library

Academic Libraries

Colby-Sawyer College's Archives & Special Collections

The Learning Commons at Lake Washington Technical College

Lincoln Memorial University Library (See also this article on how they used WordPress to make subject guides)

Millsaps College Library

Plymouth State University Library

Stirling University Library


Specialized Libraries

Alaska Resouces Library & Information Services (ARLIS)


Library Consortia

Old Colony Library Network

Library Associations

Mississippi Library Assocation

Vermont Library Association

Library Sites That Provide WordPress Blogs for their Communities

Murdoch University Library, Perth Western Australia provides a pilot "get a blog" project for the campus community , Murdoch Blogs, using Wordpress MU

The September Project A grassroots, global project to encourage free programs on issues that matter in libraries during the month of September.


Sweetwater County Blogs

Training Materials

My Kansas Library on the Web

Utah Libraries WordPress support site

Park County Library Website Guide

Tips and Tricks

Changing wordpress urls for a better library website -- a blog post how-to by Aaron Schmidt

Library Value Calculator-- A lot of people were having trouble getting the famous javascript library calculator to work, so I packaged ours as a Google Gadget - pasting a short piece of code into your html embeds it on your site. -Luke (Troy Public Library)

Pro Blog Design -- Micheal is a for-hire Wordpress wizard. He is very generous with his rates for libraries, is fast and courteous. I am very pleased with the assistance he gave me. I just need to insert our content and we'll be ready to go live! Jomichele Seidl, Assistant Chief Librarian, Powell River Public Library.

SeeHowTwo.com -- over 100 free short video tutorials covering the basics of WordPress.

WordPress.tv -- great little video tutorials on all things WordPress.

Create your own LibGuides with WordPress -- a blog post about the WordPress subject guides at the University of Mary Washington.

Custom Sidebars -- a post on creating custom sidebars (and headers! and footers!) for posts or pages.

WpRecipes.com -- a site with all kinds of WP hacks

Other Resources

Other Websites Using WordPress as a CMS

OpenBook WordPress Plugin for Libraries

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