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All About Wordpress

Learn about Wordpress, why it can be valuable, what else is out there, and how to make your own site.
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Kevin McAlear

on 19 November 2013

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Transcript of All About Wordpress

WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
WHY WP FOR BUSINESS?
WHY WP OVER OTHER STUFF?
HOW TO USE WP
EXAMPLES?
QUESTIONS?

Who We Are
Matt McAlear
Kevin McAlear
Developer
Emerging Technology
is a free and open source blogging tool and a content-management system (CMS) which runs on a web hosting service. Main features include a plug-in architecture and a template system.
Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress
COOL WORDPRESS WEBSITES:
http://www.awwwards.com/websites/wordpress/
http://en.wordpress.com/notable-users/
http://mattmcalear.net/
http://kevinmcalear.com/
http://visualconstructionmedia.com/
http://thenerdsummit.com/

http://brandtchapman.com/
http://www.martinasperl.at/
http://www.romeodallaire.com/
http://thebotanist.com.au/
http://camoconnell.com/
WHY SUCCESSFUL?
.com
How it's built.
http://www.newdealdesign.com/
http://myedencreative.com/
http://kohlsplayitforward.org/
Oh The Uses!
" Standard " Websites
Blogs
E-Commerce
Some Web Applications

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
OLD SCHOOL WEBSITE QUOTE TOOL:
http://www.designquote.net/html/dq_estimate_wizard.cfm
Examples:
http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/15-unconventional-uses-of-wordpress-in-action/
FULL WP INSTALL & CONFIG
Make A Wordpress Site
Plugins
Themes
Widgets
Security
Shortcodes
WYSIWYG Editor
Built In Editor
CSS & JavaScript & Custom Editor
Menu System
&
Behind The Scenes
Updates
SITE STRUCTURE:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Site_Architecture_1.5
THE HATERS
"Wordpress is just a blogging tool."
"Wordpress has crappy security."
"You should use something that was designed as a CMS."
THERE IS NO RIGHT ANSWER.
Our Goal Today
Some Specialties -

Magento, Wordpress, E-Commerce integration, Data Visualization, Social Networking, Web Apps, Etc.
Work For Service Spring Corporation
Front & Back End Web Developers
Years Of Collective Experience
Freelancers On The Side
Passion For New Web Technologies
What Is Wordpress
Why Wordpress Can Be Valuable
What Else Is Out There
Finding Themes & Plugins
Making Your Own
The Nuts & Bolts
http://www.weareflippingawesomeatlife.com/the-coolest-nerds-who-like-easter-eggs/hopefullysomeonepicsuponthis/hugeDB.html
MORE STUFF
MORE STUFF
MORE STUFF
WHO USES IT?
Built In SEO
CMS
No coding required, usually...
Super Customizable
Plugins
Built to last from the beginning.
Huge Community
Fantastic support & frequent updates.
One Click Install
Opensource & Modern
Themes
Quick To Implement
Can be less than half the time or faster than traditional sites.
pre-built standard infrastructure
Easy To Maintain
Cheap
Can be less than half the cost or more than traditional sites.
Significantly Lower Technical Skill Sets Required
Great Quality
If done right comparable to any website.
KEY POINTS FOR BUSINESS
Just a few examples...
What is Open Source?
.org
vs
SOURCE:
http://trends.builtwith.com/cms
SOURCE:
http://en.wordpress.com/stats/
SOURCE:
http://trends.builtwith.com/cms
Our Personal Sites
The Stats
Stuff We Made.
Some
Cool
Examples
"Wordpress isn't for business."
BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE OVERVIEW:
http://www.wphub.com/tutorials/understanding-basic-infrastructure-wordpress/
MAKING YOUR OWN PLUGIN:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin
MAKING YOUR OWN THEME:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development
TEMPLATE STRUCTURE:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy
Plugins
http://wordpress.org/plugins/
http://codecanyon.net/
MORE STUFF
Themes
http://www.woothemes.com/
http://wordpress.org/themes/
http://themeforest.net/
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