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You know the short kid who grew up to be tall? You know, the dude everyone still sees as short even though he now towers above all of his friends? That kid has a perception problem and that’s ...

You know the short kid who grew up to be tall? You know, the dude everyone still sees as short even though he now towers above all of his friends? That kid has a perception problem and that’s exactly what WordPress is struggling with right now. We’d like to break down that barrier.

WordPress is open-source. It’s lightweight. It’s extensible. It’s got a solid community backing it. It’s been a valid CMS for years. But we still want to jailbreak the perception it’s just blogging software. Cause we’re tough like that.

In this session we’ll talk about the techniques you can use to morph WordPress into just about anything. We’ll look at how blogs have evolved, compare WordPress to other content management systems, explore the ubiquitousness of WordPress, and show examples of uncommon instances of WordPress.

Three key takeaways:

The death of WordPress as blog-only software
Tips for getting started with your next WordPress site
How to make WordPress work for your business

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Jailbreaking WordPress - That's what you're supposed to do! Jailbreaking WordPress - That's what you're supposed to do! Presentation Transcript

  • Jailbreaking WordPress That’s what you’re supposed to do! Alisa Herr http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • Alisa Herr • Lead Web Developer at Cuberis • Coding for almost 60% of her life • Statistics nerd • Expert breakfast eater • Get in touch! alisa@cuberis.com @isabisa http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • The Death of WP (as blog-only software) http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • A brief history of blogging http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • A brief(er) history of WordPress “Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg” on Flickr - Thanks photomatt! http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomatt/90593778/ http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • Thank you, Movable Type http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • Puberty http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • The ubiquitousness of WordPress http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • The ubiquitousness of WordPress WordPress http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 Not WordPress @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • The popularity of WordPress http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • The popularity of WordPress http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • The popularity of WordPress http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • Uncommon instances of WordPress http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • Where is WordPress going? http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • Jailbreaking, really? • Jailbreaking = Privilege Escalation • WordPress = Open Source http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • 3 user roles: •Administrators •Field Techs •Clients 3 custom post types: •Site Visits •Properties •Services
  • http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • How to make WP work for you: Themes • Elegant Themes • Woo Themes • ThemeForest http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • How to make WP work for you: Plugins • Custom Post Types Maker • User Role Editor • Advanced Custom Fields • WooCommerce • Advanced Excerpt • BuddyPress • Google Analyticator • WP Symposium • Gravity Forms • BBPress http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • More Resources Slides at: http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 History of Blogging: • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/03/a-brief-history-of-blogging/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_blogging History of WordPress: • http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2012/09/05/the-internets-mothertongue/ • http://www.majordojo.com/2011/02/how-did-wordpress-win.php • http://churchm.ag/wordpress-screenshots-through-the-years/ Statistics nerds will like: • http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all/ http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh
  • Questions? http://cuberis.com/wordcamp2013 @isabisa #WCRaleigh