WordPress for Libraries is a complete web presence for your library that you can manage and develop yourself using the simple, fully integrated, content management facility. Ideal for libraries that want the freedom to deliver their online services with minimum fuss and maximum impact.


At the heart of WordPress is a richly functional content management system. Here it is possible to set up and manage your entire web presence. You can create and manage your own themes or use templates provided by PTFS Europe. All of the services offered by the library can be delivered through this gateway.

There is no limit to the range of content that can be offered. This can include the library catalogue, broader discovery resources, events, calendars, bookings, local information – in fact anything that can be delivered via the web.

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Content is managed though a simple and intuitive interface.  No knowledge at all of html is needed to produce an inviting and vibrant web presence.   It is possible for a wide range of staff to contribute content whilst at the same time administrators have precise control over what other contributors can actually do.

Administrators  can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ input.  Some staff could just have permission to publish and manage their own posts.  Other staff still could have permission to  write and manage their their posts but need other staff to authorise their publication.  In this way the administration is able to involve staff throughout the organisation in non-contributing to the web presence whilst still retaining full editorial control.

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Flexibility is at the heart of the system’s design.  The philosophy is that the constituent components are inter-changeable and replaceable.  We aim to use state-of-the-art tools, but we also understand that technologies are constantly changing and developing.  The system is specifically designed so as so be responsive to change and able to harness new capabilities as they emerge.

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WordPress comes bundled with two default themes, but if they aren’t for you there’s a theme directory with thousands of themes for you to create a beautiful website. It only takes a few seconds for you to give your website a complete makeover.

WordPress comes packed full of features for every user, for every other feature there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. In the directory you can find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins the WordPress community has to offer.

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