At the AEJMC annual conference in Denver, Aug 4-7, I am taking part in a session entitled Planning, Launching and Running a Convergent Student News Website.
We use WordPress for the site, using a number of plugins to extend its functionality. Here are the ones I will mention in my presentation:
- Embed audio: Audio Player 2.0
- Create photo galleris with nextGen Gallery
- Embed video easily: Viper’s Video Quicktags
Under the hood:
- Manage your users: Role Manager
- Create a sitemap: Google XML sitemaps generator
- Backup your site: WordPress Database Backup
- Keep track of visits: Ultimate Google Analytics
- Learn about the audience: Statpress Reloaded
- Fight spam: Akismet
These are just a handful of the plugins available for WordPress. The list is intended as a starting point for journalism educators planning or overseeing a student website.
If there is a plugin that you find essential, please add it in the comments.
If you are at the AEJMC conference, please come along to the session on August 4 from 1:30 to 3:45 pm.