Ooligan picked up the defunct Oregon Authors site project from the Oregon Library Association. The site was hard coded in PHP, so I managed a manual transfer from the old site to a WordPress Content Management system.
First I found an ideal child theme for this content-heavy site, settling on Magazine Pro theme from StudioPress. Then I found a new plugin to create a directory of authors, libraries, publishing companies, and writing groups in the state of Oregon. Next I enlisted about fifteen students as users in the database to go through and use the plugin to add author, publisher, and book information. My successor in the digital manager role now runs the site, and it can be seen here. They have since implemented a blog for the site, which I’m very happy to see as that was part of our original vision for it.
Below you will find a more comprehensive evaluation of how this project progressed and the steps I took to complete it, along with what we envisioned for the future of the site.