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Introduction to Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Want to learn how to make a dynamic website for a personal or research project? Using a Content Management System (CMS), such as Drupal or WordPress, can allow you to publish your content in a manageable way. This reliable and secure CMS is built on the PHP programming language and powers millions of applications and websites. Learn the basics of Drupal to create a blog or a website with ease. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended for working with Drupal, but will not be required for this workshop. Participants will leave with a beginner level of expertise in building websites using Drupal.

Prior to the workshop, participants are encouraged to install a development environment capable of running PHP and MySQL, such as XAMPP.

This workshop is part of the CREATE a Multimedia Masterpiece series for those interested in expanding their knowledge of the tools and processes for creating professional videos, podcasts, social media content, video games, or other interactive experiences. Workshops in this series are sponsored by the CREATE digital studio, located on Gelman's first floor. The CREATE digital studio provides the equipment and expertise to facilitate effective digital communication, whether in person or online. If you are looking for personalized assistance with a multimedia project, consider booking a consultation with the CREATE digital studio.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact libraryevents@gwu.edu at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.

In-person attendance of this workshop is open to anyone whose GWorld allows them to tap into Gelman Library. If you do not have access to Gelman, please attend online.