In a rapidly changing world, the need for online publishers to keep up with the needs and expectations of their site visitors is paramount. Today, many web publishers use content management systems (CMS) to allow them to instantly and dynamically update web pages and properties as new content becomes available so that every visit to a site is engaging, informative, and meaningful. This course explores the use of the three most popular open source web-based content management systems—Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal—to create dynamic and flexible websites and landing pages. Participants explore the fundamentals of planning dynamic websites, CMS database management, developing CSS-controlled site templates, and creating database-driven websites through the planning and creation of their own topic-based sites.

Meet The Author

Jennifer A. Kramer

Jennifer A. Kramer


For more than a dozen years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends, and graduate students about the meaning of a quality website. Since 2000, she has built websites that are supportive of business and marketing goals in a freelance capacity and as part of an agency.

Kramer is a author with twenty-four published titles, including the popular "Up & Running with Bootstrap 3," "Up & Running with Foundation," and "Web Semantics."

She has written two books published by Wrox Press (a division of Wiley), Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site (2010) and Joomla 24-Hour Trainer (2011).

Kramer currently offers in-person and online courses through Harvard Extension and National University. She is also available for individual private tutoring, customized classroom training, and consulting.

Kramer earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet strategy management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.

  • MS Marlboro College Graduate School

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