Using WordPress

I’ve had the great fortune of having an opportunity to help spread the WordPress luv through the genealogy community.  I’m a super-WordPress user and I revel in touting it’s benefits for genealogical use. 

If you are interested in learning WordPress, please do not hesitate to contact me for aid and information.  I’m certainly not an expert, but I do have approximately 8 years of experience using WordPress. During this time, ave been involved in the development and/or administration of close to 100 WordPress sites. 


Below are some resources to help you get started:

  • View my slides and handout for a 1-hour presentation, “WordPress for Genealogy: Experience the Power of Dynamic Publishing” I did in October 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
  • WordPress for Genealogists – a 4-part webinar series I presented from June-July 2012 with DearMyrtle.  The webinar is archived online. Each episode is 90 minutes in length.
  • I presented during an online radio show on how to use WordPress for Your Society Website. Hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies for their My Society Radio program. Length: 1 hour.  21 Apr 2012. 
  • WP Beginner – great set of short, educational videos about WordPress features. Requires free registration. 

Other than that, just let me know if you have questions!   

page last updated: April 3, 2015

Comments (9)

  1. Pat Richley-Erickson

    THANKS ever so much for doing the WordPress webinar series, Taneya!

  2. taneya (Post author)

    You are very much welcome. I enjoyed it tremendously and you are such a great co-host. 🙂

  3. toc5871

    Thanks for adding The In-Depth Genealogist to your list of WordPress users for genealogy.

  4. taneya (Post author)

    no problem! looks like more great reading is to come 🙂

  5. flippertie

    Hi, I’m looking to start a wordpress website to upload the family tree information collected by my parents over the past 15 years. Do you have any recommendations or know of any reviews of genealogy plugins? There are several in the wordpress repository and I don’t want make an informed choice before I commit to one of them. I’d like to be able to add a page for each individual, and link them to others, plus print out ancestor/descendant trees for any family member..

  6. Taneya Koonce (Post author)

    Hi – I’ll send you an email.

  7. Kari Lemons

    Regarding Flippertie and his question about how to show his genealogy from his wordpress site. I am just starting to work on my own new site. I already have my tree uploaded to the free website wikitree and I plan to integrate my wikitree pages I have there of my tree into my wordpress page. This is one of my pages and was recently nominated for profile of the week I plan to use the descendent view with imbedded links to their profile page on my wordpress tree page. I love wikitree for being FREE and the ease of entering sources and linking to them and focus on sources with the people there. It is a great community of people who want to collaborate and share. Would it be possible to imbed the wikitree page as a frame into a word press page?

  8. Taneya Koonce (Post author)

    Hi Kari. Thanks for the feedback! I am not a WikiTree user as I find TNG to more closely meet my needs so I don’t know if they can offer embed codes for their trees. While true that you could probably do it with an iframe, ideally it would be nice to have a different way to do it. I would definitely check with them. 🙂

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