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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!