10 benefits of EMBL’s WordPress microsites

As part of the process of updating the look and feel of the EMBL and EMBL-EBI websites, we are making preparations to provide all groups with a WordPress content management system, which will allow for a better author experience and easier content updates. This is still a work in progress and is being trialed, but below you can find our top 10 benefits for making this switch.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the most widely used content management system that powers over one-third of the world’s websites, from small personal blogs to the complex sites of major corporations such as Sony, Time Inc., the New York Post, and NBC. 

When it comes to content management, we believe that WordPress gives the best possible solution for both non-experienced and advanced users. It provides the tools and resources needed in order to easily build new pages, quickly edit existing content, run a blog and much more. 

In the past two years, digital and design teams in EMBL’s Communications group have been collaborating closely with the IT team in Heidelberg and the Web Development team at EBI to customise WordPress platform and to meet EMBL’s look, feel and requirements. 

Continue reading “10 benefits of EMBL’s WordPress microsites”

Embl.org: From so simple a beginning…

For the past two years, the content, digital and design teams in EMBL’s Communications group have been collaborating closely with the IT team in Heidelberg and the Web Development team at EBI to prepare the way for a new website – embl.org – for the whole organisation.

Most of this work has so far been preparatory, consulting with various groups and departments around EMBL for help and feedback on design, content and structure as we put in place processes, databases, frameworks and designs to prepare for the new site. It has been a true team effort.

Today, we have reached an important milestone for the project: we can present to you the first page.

That’s right. Just one, single, webpage. Continue reading “Embl.org: From so simple a beginning…”

Web Retreat Number 3

Last week, the Digital team – together with a few people from Heidelberg IT – spent a couple of sunny days at EBI with our friends in Web Dev. The aim of this third retreat was to discuss and plan the EMBL.org roadmap and identify projects that would address three core areas: technical infrastructure, web development, and enterprise data. Let’s take a close look at each of these areas. Continue reading “Web Retreat Number 3”