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John Housholder's talk on the Future of WordPress in Nashville. Talk covers WordPress growth data collected in 2012, highlights of 2012, and goals for 2013.

John Housholder's talk on the Future of WordPress in Nashville. Talk covers WordPress growth data collected in 2012, highlights of 2012, and goals for 2013.

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  • 1. FUTURE OFWORDPRESS INNASHVILLE 2013JOHN HOUSHOLDER@ahsodesigns#wcn13
  • 2. WHO AM I . .Owner of Ah So, a NashvilleWordPress shopEmma emarketing pluginMeetup organizer with Randy HicksArt Institute of TN Web and InteractiveInstructor
  • 3. THANKS TO OURSPONSORS
  • 4. Thanks to the VOLUNTEERCommittee
  • 5. GOALSBuild email list to 400Grow Meetup group to 500 – currently at300Developer meetup to 25 consistentattendees – currently at 10NASHVILLE become a major collaborationcenter for WordPress in the South
  • 6. We are here to facilitatethe growth of WordPress inNashville
  • 7. STATE OF WORDPRESSIN NASHVILLE
  • 8. Goals from 2012Consistent MeetupsMore Collaboration through WPNashvilleProfessional
  • 9. the RESULTS!0100200300400500600Meetup Facebook Twitter WordCamp20122013
  • 10. 505 members of MEETUP.com groupLAST YEAR: 3031216 people in Nashville mention WordPress intheir LinkedIn ProfileLAST YEAR: 282129 Likes on FacebookLAST YEAR: 44148 Followers of WPNashville on TwitterLAST YEAR: 279248 tickets sold to WordCamp NashvilleLAST YEAR: 210
  • 11. REVIEW OF 2012 :a year of transitionFROM WORDCAMP 2012 TOWORDCAMP 2013
  • 12. WordCamp 2012
  • 13. Meetups11 held this yearMay 15th: WordPress SocialJune 26: Top 5 Plugins you should knowaboutJuly 17th: WordPress SocialAugust 21: Meet Members who teachWordPressSeptember 18th: Avoid 5 Common WebDesign Mistakes that hurt SEOOctober 15th: How to Use the EmmaEmarketing WordPress PluginNovember 19th: Category Tags andCustom Post TypesDecember 5th: Nashville Christmas JugParty with other user groupsJanuary 21st: WordPress 3.5: MediaManager and SettingsFebruary 18th: WP Plugin PanelMarch 18th: WordCamp VolunteersMeeting: Social
  • 14. Meetups
  • 15. Dev meetupsNEW Developer Meetups
  • 16. Relaunch and rebrand of wpnashville.com
  • 17. Panel at BarCamp
  • 18. Larger venue for WordCamp:more attendees, free lunch, same priceNashville school of Law
  • 19. EDUCATION
  • 20. WordPress Landscape in Nashville
  • 21. CONTINUING ON2013 :a year of growthFROM WORDCAMP 2013 TOWORDCAMP 2014
  • 22. Who is here todayBootcampSpecializedDevelopment
  • 23. GOALSBuild email list to 400Grow Meetup group to 500 – currently at300Developer meetup to 25 consistentattendees – currently at 10NASHVILLE become a major collaborationcenter for WordPress in the South
  • 24. HOWWPNashville.comConsistent User GroupsAttend WordCamps and spread our story
  • 25. You are a designer, you need a localdeveloper: two clicks :DONEYou are a developer who needs a design: twoclicks:DONEYou are a business who needs WordPresstraining for your employees: two clicks: DONE
  • 26. Grow meetup.com/NashvilleWordPressnow part of WordPress account
  • 27. Email listWpnashville.com
  • 28. Attend more WordCampscentral.wordcamp.org/schedule
  • 29. WE ARE ASKING YOUTO:FOLLOW: @wpnashvilleSIGNUP: email list on wpnashville.comWHY: This will help NASHVILLE become amajor collaboration center for WordPressin the South