This is an assignment for my class, Social Media & PR (PRCA 3030) These reading notes are taken from:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization Strategies, Tectics, and tools for Succeeding in the Social Web by Deltinia Hay

Ch. 4 is “Building a WordPress Powered Website”. The author suggest using a CMS, like WordPress, to rebuild or start a new Website because of the RSS and widget technology is  already there. Some of the features WordPress has to offer are:

  • The CMS enables you to create, edit, manage and publish content in an organized way.
  • CMS applications are on open source application, so, the applications are free and so are most of  the plugins and themes developed for them.
  • You can customize your theme
  • Side widgets are the different elements or modules you can place on your sidebars. ( they can vary from blogger to blogger because are based on user preference and choice to use).
  • You need a hosting account to have a place to put a website, owning the domain name doesn’t.Wordpress suggest using hosting companies like because of their reliability and exceptional tech support.