The Tideswell Tales website is launched today.
Bill led a training workshop on using the free website service wordpress.com to promote and communicate the Tideswell Tales project to members of the Tideswell Living History Group. He taught participants how to add and edit pages, blog posts, media files and photographs – including how to create image galleries. We also went through how to upload audio files to AudioBoo and SoundCloud, then how to embed the audio files into WordPress pages. The members of the groups created news pages with embedded radio broadcasts and new themed sections with pages containing oral history recordings.
Using social media audio services saves expensive media hosting fees and embeds excellent, easy-to-use media players into project and society websites. WordPress allows societies to create free function-rich websites containing news, events, information, photographs, documents, PDFs, and embedded audio and video, which are easy to maintain with a little training.
You can listen to the project launch radio interviews and the first oral history excerpts at Tideswell Tales. Click on News or use the drop-down menus under Audio.