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Presentation for WordCamp Birmingham 2008

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    • 1. The Future of WordPress WordCamp Birmingham 2008 Dougal Campbell
    • 2. Who am I?
      • Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POVRay)
      • MyPhpBlog (now Simplog)
      • WordPress “Developer Emeritus”
      • Plugins
        • HeadMeta
        • Theme Preview
        • Text Filter Suite (Talk Like a Pirate)
        • EasyGravatars
        • SpamValve
      Dougal Campbell, Web Developer
    • 3. The Past of WordPress
    • 4. The Past of WordPress
      • Forked from b2 in 2003
      • Started by Matt Mullenweg with Mike Little
      • Later joined by Dougal, Alex, Donncha, Michel
      • Initial focus on web standards and UI:
        • XHTML
        • CSS
        • New admin interface
      • 12 Feature releases so far...
    • 5. The Past of WordPress: ver 0.70
      • May 2003
      • New admin interface
      • XHTML + CSS
      • Link Manager
      • wptexturize filter
    • 6. The Past of WordPress: ver 0.71
      • June 2003
      • ezSQL
      • Post status (publish, draft, private)
      • Comment status
      • Combined comments, trackbacks, pingbacks
      • OPML links import
      • Clean upgrades
      • Speed optimizations
    • 7. The Past of WordPress: ver 0.72
      • October 2003
      • Password-protected posts
      • Comments RSS
      • Blogger, metaWeblog, and MovableType API
      • Quicktags editor
      • Web-based options configuration
      • Conditional GET support for feeds
    • 8. The Past of WordPress: ver 1.0
      • January 2004
      • XFN support
      • Atom 0.3 feeds
      • Improved user management
      • Speedups
      • Movable Type and Textpattern importers
      • Friendly permalinks
      • Multiple categories per post
    • 9. The Past of WordPress: ver 1.2
      • May 2004
      • Sub-categories
      • OPML export
      • Password encryption in DB and cookies
      • I18N and L10N
      • Comment moderation & mass comment editing
      • Post preview
      • WordPress in a sub-folder
      • Postmeta “custom fields”
      • “Freedom Zero” migration...
    • 10. The Past of WordPress: ver 1.5
      • February 2005
      • Comment moderation improvements
      • Comment whitelisting
      • Pages
      • Dashboard
      • New theme system
      • Kubrick as default template
    • 11. The Past of WordPress: ver 2.0
      • December 2005
      • Admin redesign
      • New images uploader
      • Importer framework
      • WYSIWYG editor (TinyMCE)
      • Movable/Collapsible post option boxes
      • Roles/Capabilities
      • Akismet plugin bundled
    • 12. The Past of WordPress: ver 2.1
      • January 2007
      • Search engine privacy option
      • Javascript loader
      • Autosave
      • WXR import/export
      • Custom front page 'home'
      • Pseudo-cron
    • 13. The Past of WordPress: ver 2.2
      • May 2007
      • “Infinite comment stream” (AJAX)
      • Broken plugin protection
      • WordPress-specific XML-RPC API
      • Transition to jQuery in backend
      • phpMailer introduced
      • Site URL override in wp-config
      • Atom 1.0 feeds (finally)
      • Widgets
    • 14. The Past of WordPress: ver 2.3
      • September 2007
      • Tags/taxonomy system
      • Version update notifications
      • Canonical URLs
      • “Pending” post status
      • Atom Publishing Protocol (APP)
      • Prepared database queries
    • 15. The Past of WordPress: ver 2.5
      • March 2008
      • Redesigned backend
      • Dashboard widgets
      • Pages added to search
      • Tag Management
      • Plugin upgrade manager
      • Galleries
      • Shortcode API
      • Multi-file uploads with progress bar
      • EXIF extraction
    • 16. The Past of WordPress: ver 2.6
      • July 2008
      • New “Press This” bookmarklet
      • Bulk plugin management
      • Customizable default Gravatars
      • Theme previews
      • Movable wp-config and wp-content
      • SSL support
      • Google Gears support
      • Post revisions
    • 17. The Future of WordPress
    • 18. The Future of WordPress: ver 2.7
      • November 2008
      • Another Backend UI Redesign
      • Upgrade API
      • Comment improvements
      • Sticky posts
      • “Quick Edit” inline editing
      • HTTPonly cookies
      • New HTTP request API
      Confirmed Features
    • 19. The Future of WordPress: ver 2.7
      • APP Importer
        • Movable Type
        • TypePad
        • Blogger
      • New default theme
        • Based on Sandbox?
      Possible Features Confirmed Features
      • “Press This” improvements
      • Settings UI APIs for plugins
      • phpDoc
    • 20. The Future of WordPress: ver 2.8+
      • Better page management
        • Select page order
        • Hide pages
      • Expand template functions
        • Users
        • Comments
        • Attachments
      From Trac Tickets
    • 21. The Future of WordPress: ver 2.8+
      • More CMS features
      • Better widget management
        • a la Widget Logic plugin
      • BuddyPress crossover functionality
      • Intense Debate features trickle in
      • Federated authentication (OpenID?)
      • DiSo (Distributed Social networking)
      • Enhancements geared towards mobile viewing
      Personal Speculation
    • 22. What about WordPress MU?
      • Better out-of-the-box scalability
        • Overcome filesystem limits for blogs.dir
        • HyperDB updates
        • Better splog detection/protection
        • Site admin improvements
        • Version updates
    • 23. The Future of WordPress Thank you!

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