Content Management

Create, edit, and publish content using CMS platforms

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  • Discussions Tuesdays 9-10pm ET, 2 sessions full schedule

Writers and editors need to create and edit content online, but thanks to advanced content management systems, you don't need programming knowledge to do it.

Whether you are looking to implement a content management system, or CMS, for a personal project or need to get up to speed for your job, this class will give you hands-on experience working with WordPress and Drupal, two of the leading content management systems. You'll learn and practice the standard features you'll encounter in any content management system.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Navigate WordPress and Drupal
  • Make the most of the features of a WYSIWYG editor
  • Prepare and publish online content, incorporating links, photos, keywords, and related content
  • Use shortcuts and additional features to get the most out of a CMS
  • Understand the differences among content management platforms, and how to know which is right for you

By the end of class, you will have:

A thorough understanding of how to navigate a content management system and experience creating, editing, and publishing content.

Katie Herrell is the senior online producer for Active Interest Media's Outdoor Group (,,, and out of Boulder, CO. She has worked in digital magazine production for over ten years at,,, and others. Katie has also published pieces in Bicycling, Sunset, 5280 (Denver's Mile-High magazine), Backpacker, and The Onion newspaper.

  • "Katie knows her stuff and is skilled at customizing the message to her students' needs. If she doesn't know the answer to your question right away, she will find it."

    Jennifer Newens

  • "Katie really knew the topic, lived it, and was able to share insight into online production that you can't read in a book. Her style was open and she welcomed any and all questions from the class!"

    Tracy Granzyk

  • "Katie's informative, interactive course was tailored to the class's needs and helped me gain skills I need to thrive."

    Dawn Antoline

  • "Writers and editors don't have to be afraid of online production thanks to Katie's patient and imaginative instruction. She will take you step by step into a world that is neither technically daunting, nor boring, but full of creativity and intellectual excitement."

    Anne Roark

  • "If you feel intimidated to learn about online production, then Katie is the best resource you have. For any level, she explains the information so clearly."

    Rikki Reyna