How to manage a school website
June 24, 2009 1:51 PM Subscribe
What are my best options for technical management of a school website?
posted by crocomancer to Technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This will start off just as a standard intro to the school, news, etc, but with potential for adding functionality down the road. I want the site content to be maintainable by relatively non-technical staff in the school.
I'm looking at two main options for how to manage the site: either finding a web host and installing a CMS (probably Wordpress) or using a hosted site such as typepad or similar. I am happy to do the initial set up, but I don't want to become technical wrangler for the site indefinitely.
I'm looking for experiences with either of these situations (not necessarily for a school) but I'm particularly trying to weigh up if we're more likely to run into problems with a hosted solution in terms of limitations of the functionality and having to migrate, or if we manage the site ourselves how best to mitigate the risk of hacking, or problems with WP? Does anyone have experience of "occasional outsourcing" for this kind of small job (I'm happy enough to manage developers but cost is a big factor).