Mines Website Project

Mines is in the process of converting its existing websites to a new content management system -- WordPress.

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For information, contact Mark Ramirez at ramirez@mines.edu.


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Learn more about WordPress

For a more hands-on approach you can take advantage of these video lessons, showing in detail how to accomplish specific tasks in WordPress:

 

WordPress for Beginners: http://learntocodewith.me/getting-started/topics/wordpress/

WordPress: A Simple Beginner's Introduction (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwan-ofPGqQ

Additional trainings available for purchase on Lynda.com (free 10-day trial): http://www.lynda.com/search?q=wordpress

Learn more about WordPress: https://wordpress.org/about/ (Key stat: 25% of all websites globally use WordPress)

Learn more about the Divi Theme

WordPress uses themes to control the look and presentation of content on a website. Mines will provide customized themes for all websites in the mines.edu domain. We will primarily use a customized version of Divi from Elegant Themes. Note that development sites will use an out-of-the-box version of Divi while we work on customized versions or child themes.

Divi Theme Documentation: http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/divi/documentation/

Read more about Divi and see 30 sites that use the Divi theme: https://colorlib.com/wp/websites-using-divi-theme/

Learn more about Web Accessibility and Usability

Tips for Getting Started: https://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/tips/index.html

Perspective Videos—Explore the impact and benefits of accessibility for everyone:https://www.w3.org/WAI/perspectives/

Designing for Inclusion: https://www.w3.org/WAI/users/Overview.html

Make your website more accessible: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-make-your-wordpress-website-more-accessible

Plain language and inclusive document design: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/plain-language-and-inclusive-document-design/62414