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  • 1. Starting a Path Away From WordPress AJ Klein
  • 2. Why? I’m tired of hacking WordPress. I’m tired of hacking WordPress. I’m tired of hacking WordPress.
  • 3. Scaling • WordPress was created as a blog, but ends up being a bloated Content Management System • Any optimizations require a good amount of development and knowledge • Solution is very fragmented, hard for nondevelopers
  • 4. Old Tech
  • 5. Is it bad? • WordPress powers 20% of the web • Old technology that can easily get outdated should not run 20% of the web • WordPress bundles with an old WYSIWYG editor, which tries to solve every problem but only marginally solves some
  • 6. What is the solution? 1. Use new technology 2. Follow current and future standards 3. Easy to use for non-developers
  • 7. 1st Step (aka this project) • Most common denominator is blogging, so start there • Use new technology • Build in modularity and scalability from the beginning
  • 8. New Tech
  • 9. Setup <yourdomain.com>/wp-admin
  • 10. Setup
  • 11. Setup <yournewdomain>/ws-admin
  • 12. Setup
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  • 18. Challenges • Not a designer • Export files, especially those with custom post types, can be challenging to import
  • 19. Next Step • Work with a designer to create a default layout template and admin template • Test more WordPress import scenarios to ensure an easy transition
  • 20. Future concepts • The user should not need to bother with code unless they want to • The user should have a site that can grow past blogging • All editing should be visual, including editing the look and feel
  • 21. Inspiration • meteor.com • webflow.com • macaw.co • ghost.org • squarespace.com • getbarley.com
  • 22. Try it out! • get a server (DigitalOcean.com - Ubuntu) • log in as root (via SSH) (bit.ly/useSSH) • install curl (bit.ly/installcurl) • install the files (curl http://webspace.io | /bin/sh) • download the test XML file (bit.ly/ajcapstonexml) AJ Klein @feelfreetoq