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

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