SEO for your museum WordPress site

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a topic which fills entire sites, entire email lists and entire conferences. The finer points are debated and contested to the nth degree, and change all the time as Google amends various vastly complicated algorithms. From this,...

Installing WordPress

Before going into a basic overview of how to install WordPress, it’s worth just re-iterating that there are two flavours of WP. Flavour 1 is “wordpress dot com” which not suprisingly you’ll find at http://wordpress.com. Flavour 2 is...

Creating a “child theme”

Here’s the scenario: you’ve found a theme on the WordPress Theme Directory (yes, before you ask, it’s best not to grab any old theme from the web but stick to trusted sources like this…) and installed it on your wordpress.org self-hosted site....

Creating exhibition pages: part 1

This article looks at how to create a custom post type for “exhibition”. What is a “custom post type”? When you first install WordPress, two post types are used. These are posts and pages. You see these in the left hand panel of your WordPress...

Why choose WordPress?

If you’ve worked with technology or museums online, you’ll know very well that there is no “one size fits all”. Every museum is different, and their needs online are also different. Blanket statements like “you should use WordPress, no...