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Hillary Meister
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • United States
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Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"This is a good start: http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/17-popular-universities-that-are-using-wordpress/. Also, we are using WP for our sites but we're still migrating - Georgia State University: http://www.gsu.edu."
Jul 15, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Definitely. Thanks! What sort of feedback did you get from departments and other content managers who felt deep ownership of their content (that might or might not have been cut from the final)?"
Jul 12, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Great slides, Gordon! I'm working out what we think may be our custom post types and taxonomy. Since I could only read your slides, what was your presentation on curation of content like? How did you curate program pages and guides, research…"
Jul 12, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"I wanted to add that the last college I worked at used Site Executive. I'm going to pass on your messages to them (and site URL) for when they begin to consider future upgrades."
Jul 11, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"You are awesome! Thank you for sharing all of this. I just met with our communications team and we're going to begin a content audit. I'm waiting to hear if there are set content types and categories already in place or if we can create…"
Jul 11, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Wow! Beautiful site. And quite a difference from the main JH site."
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Oh, this is excellent. Thank you, Cara! Was your site completely developed in-house or was any of it outsourced (design, coding, etc.)? Good point about limiting dependency on external plugins. What is your backup and update maintenance plan like?…"
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"This is excellent. Thank you for sharing. Since I'm so new here I don't know what's down the road, as yet, so I'm just exploring what others have gone through and done. There are some great college/university WordPress sites…"
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Hello! Thanks for setting this up. So, what were the first steps you took in the migration process? Was your WP site built in-house or through an outside development firm?"
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister commented on Mark Greenfield's group WordPress
"How do you delete a group? I can't seem to delete it now."
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister commented on Mark Greenfield's group WordPress
"Daniel - Yes, that would be great. I'll delete my group, then."
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister commented on Mark Greenfield's group WordPress
"I hope I did this right. I created a group called Migrations."
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister commented on Mark Greenfield's group WordPress
"Daniel - that sounds like a good idea. Steve - my email is hmeister@gsu.edu. Feel free to share!"
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister commented on Mark Greenfield's group WordPress
"Hi Daniel - I would LOVE to hear about your trials/tips/opportunities. I haven't had the big meeting yet where I learn about the migration - the templates we'll use, etc. From what I understand (this is my third day on the job) we're…"
Jul 10, 2013
Hillary Meister commented on Mark Greenfield's group WordPress
"Hello. I just started my new job with Georgia State Univ. as Web coordinator for the College of Education. We'll be migrating to WordPress soon. I've used WordPress in a past job as well as building freelance sites, so I enjoy using it. I…"
Jul 10, 2013
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Jul 10, 2013

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Georgia State University
Website:
http://www.gsu.edu
Personal Website:
http://www.hillarymeister.com
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http://www.twitter.com/hillarymeister
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/hillarymeister/
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
WordPress, writing, content development
What CMS are you using?
WordPress
What department or office are you in?
College of Education Support Services/Dean's Office
Primary Job Responsibility
Help maintain and build up the College of Education's website soon to be on WordPress.
Number of students at your institution
32,000+

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