At the end of 2009, Councillor Ken Hawkins and I worked together to set up a new website that Ken uses to write about issues in Elmdon and Solihull in his role at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
David Viner (left) with Ken Hawkins (right) at a social media surgery for West Midlands councillors
I helped Ken by setting up his WordPress site, transferring legacy content from the previous blog to WordPress and setting up the new blog’s layout.
Rather than a traditional menu navigation, all the content – posts, comments, contact details and Ken’s tweets – sits within a single page and browsed via categories.
We wrapped up with a demonstration session on using the WordPress admin interface to write new posts, upload images, assign categories and manage comments.