So I WordPressed my department’s website. We only need fairly minimal information on the website, but it’s been a pain keeping the old site updated. Now everyone can have their own account – including MA students, I reckon – and hopefully information will be more easily available. Being able to edit pages that are outside of the blog chronology makes WordPress a good tool for a smallish site that needs to be regularly edited by several people. At least I think so at this point, we’ll see as we’ve used it for a while.
It took me about an hour to install it and add some very basic content, and then I (well, the department) hired a student to fix the design. Nice. About time our department has an RSS feed.