CMS Smackdown - WordPress

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A smackdown of popular content management systems. I listed the pros and cons

For full details go here:
http://www.web920.com/events/64398512/

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CMS Smackdown - WordPress

  1. 1. WordPressSmackdownCMS Smackdown - Web 920 - 2012.06.18
  2. 2. Requirements● User updatable slideshow● Photo resizing● Form submission /w upload and validation● Blog ○ Comments ○ Spam protection
  3. 3. What WordPress OffersBy Default: With Extensions/● Pages Plugins:● Posts (blog) ● Slideshow ○ comments ● Contact form ○ categories ○ tags ○ spam protection● Uploading media● Custom menus● Custom sidebars (widgets)● SEO friendly links● Themes & Plugins
  4. 4. My Setup - ThemeTheme:● Thematic● For the production site I will create a child theme
  5. 5. My Setup - Plugins● Delete: ○ Hello Dolly (default)● Keep: ○ Akismet (default)● Added ○ Contact Form 7 ○ Portfolio Slideshow
  6. 6. Advantages of WordPress● Comes with 80% of everything you would want right out of the box.● You can build or extend themes and plugins● Intuitive● Literally so easy a designer can set it up
  7. 7. Disadvantages ofWordPressIn reverse order:● Short codes arent the most intuitive thing for a user● No dependencies on other libraries/plugins● No modularity (custom post types)
  8. 8. End● Link to this slideshow (recursion FTW!): ○ https://docs.google.com/presentation/pub?id=18- HM028wQXPIbYaB816p8BwgWLn4m_1hR6Qkdq1 PTQg&start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000● Link to Web 920 Meetup: ○ http://www.web920.com/● Link to this Meetup: ○ http://www.web920.com/events/64398512/● Link to my Twitter Account: ○ @BFTrick

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