I’ll be on FGS Radio to Discuss WordPress for Genealogy

Today I am appearing on an episode of FGS Radio to discuss how WordPress can be used for your genealogical society website (or, historical society, family society, USGenWeb site, etc.).  I am delighted to have this opportunity to share with anyone whose interested, my love of WordPress! The show starts at 2pm Eastern Time, and afterwards will be available for listening at your leisure.

I have used WordPress extensively for both genealogy and non-genealogy sites and I continue to be amazed at how much can be accomplished with it.  To date, I either run, help run, or offer support for about 70 WordPress sites; I gladly look forward to working with more.  WordPress offers many advantages and can truly help making your website maintenance a no-brainer while at the same time facilitating high engagement with your user base.

You can listen to the episode by clicking on the image below:

I hope you find it of use! In the future, I hope to offer more information on how to maximize its potential.

For now, here are some additional resources that may come in handy:

  • WordPress.org – access themes, plugins, documentation, and the WordPress forums
  • WordCamp – meetings that occur around the country by groups of people interested in WordPress
  • Lorelle on WordPress – she blogs and writes all about the software

Additionally, here are a few examples of genealogy websites that use the WordPress platform:

I welcome communication from anyone interested in using WordPress for their genealogy site.  Just send me an email to [email protected].

You can also request access to the Facebook Group for Genealogical Society Webmasters where we share tips, suggestions, etc. – not only on WordPress, but much more.

Comments (4)

  1. Liv

    Taneya, your radio segment on FGS was excellent! I started using WordPress back in 2004 while I worked as an online book promoter in the literary industry. So I can definitely relate to the many uses WordPress has to offer. Again, excellent show!

  2. taneya (Post author)

    Thanks so much Liv for the kind words! I enjoyed doing it and hope to do more soon. 🙂 Ah, since you were in the literacy field, you might appreciate this book publishing platform that uses WordPress as a basis; it’s called Pressbooks – pressbooks.com. I think it’s a great way to use WP.

  3. Liv

    I’ve been away from the publishing industry now for 2 years yet, I marvel at how publishing has changed . . . and how WordPress has had a hand in its transformation!

    THANK YOU so much for telling me about Pressbooks.com! I will be checking out that site before I go to bed for the evening – LOL!

  4. taneya (Post author)

    I have some grand ideas on how I think publishing should be for the genealogy industry. I am completely underwhelmed by the current models I see – so much reliance still on print that it kills me. You may be interested in a blog post I did a couple of years ago http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/fgs-genealogy-publishing-2-0 (the prototype site is no longer there, but the idea is still interesting).

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