Getting to WordPress

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 10:15 - 11:00 am (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room B226
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

Getting started with WordPress is easy — unless you got started a long time ago in some other CMS, or Dreamweaver or even (shudder) FrontPage. But you and WordPress can still have a happy relationship despite your baggage! In this session, I'll show you how to import almost anything into WordPress. I'll share examples from real projects for each step of the import process:

  • Setting up your ideal content model in WordPress
  • Cleaning up your import for best results
  • Importing from any other CMS, database, or HTML files
  • Converting old content to custom post types, taxonomies, and modular fields
  • Auditing and cleaning up content in WordPress
  • Processes for long-term content strategy and maintenance


Stephanie Leary

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WordPress Consultant

Stephanie is a full-time WordPress consultant. Prior to striking out on her own, she worked for the Texas A&M University Writing Center, the Texas A&M System Offices, and  the Texas A&M Health Science Center. She still does consulting work for Texas A&M and other institutions of higher education.

She's pretty active in the web design community, mostly in CSS, standards, accessibility, WordPress and higher ed. She was on the programming committee for the HighEdWeb conference from 2006 until 2009.

Her third book, Content Strategy for WordPress, was released in April 2015. This book is for site owners of all backgrounds, not just web developers.


  • General Lecture Session: Getting to WordPress

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