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This group is for all those using WordPress as both a blogging platform and as a CMS

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Latest Activity: Jul 10, 2017

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WordPress theme developers you'd recommend? 8 Replies

Started by Dan Bashaw. Last reply by Dan Bashaw Feb 18, 2014.

WordPress Developer Contractors?

Started by Chris Paddock Nov 18, 2013.

WPHighEd site & monthly meetup 1 Reply

Started by Stephanie Leary. Last reply by C Yu Aug 25, 2013.

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Comment by Dan Bashaw on June 29, 2017 at 11:17am

Hi Samuel – WordPress will be a good choice for this kind of project.

Can you let us know more about what features you are thinking of adding? It seems to me that a combination of a WordPress site and tightly integrated social media channels is often a good way to go for alumni, as they are more likely to use social media than to visit a dedicated forum on a website.

Comment by Samuel Omotoso on June 29, 2017 at 5:19am

I am just joining this platform and i started using wordpress lately. My interest is building and interactive alumni and membership site for my university. Any willing to help out?

Comment by Rick Ells on August 14, 2013 at 1:03pm

Sorta both. We had a responsive design developed by another group using Bootstrap 2. We slide in Bootstrap 3 to get the slide-from-the-side behavior on the mobile views. I suppose by now we are a long way from the starter theme, but we started there.

Comment by Subigya Shakya on August 14, 2013 at 1:03pm

@rick Nice site. Looks beautiful. We've been doing a lot of WP sites recently. Here's one integrated with Bootstrap. https://med.uth.edu/cvs

Comment by Dan Bashaw on August 14, 2013 at 1:00pm

Hi Rick -- Nice! Did you use a Bootstrap starter theme or roll your own from scratch with the bootstrap framework?

Comment by Rick Ells on August 14, 2013 at 12:49pm

We just launched a new WordPress site for our user oriented support information about IT at the University of Washington. We wanted the site to work well with all devices from smartphones to big desktops. It was built with Bootstrap 3. Let me know what you think. It is at http://uw.edu/itconnect/

Comment by Hillary Meister on July 10, 2013 at 12:31pm

How do you delete a group? I can't seem to delete it now.

Comment by Dan Bashaw on July 10, 2013 at 12:31pm
Comment by Hillary Meister on July 10, 2013 at 12:26pm

Daniel - Yes, that would be great. I'll delete my group, then.

Comment by Dan Bashaw on July 10, 2013 at 12:24pm

Hi Hillary -- Rather than a new group, I was thinking of a forum post. I find these Ning groups tend to be dead ends, but the Forum accessible from the main page is more active. Should I create a starter post on the forum for us, or would you prefer the Group?

 

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