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A basic introduction to WordPress that I gave for the #memtech Introduction to X series.

A basic introduction to WordPress that I gave for the #memtech Introduction to X series.

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  • 1. Intro to #memtech: WordPress November 7, 2011 Samuel "Otto" Wood Audrey Capital Tech Ninja WordPress Core Contributor WordPress.org Code Monkey
  • 2. Who am I?(aka The Vanity Slide) Otto otto@wordpress.org otto@ottodestruct.com Twitter: @otto42 ottopress.com #memtech
  • 3. #memtech
  • 4. WordPress.orgWordPress.com #memtech
  • 5. WordPress.orgWordPress is free software which you  can use to create fantastic websites. WordPress.com #memtech
  • 6. WordPress.org WordPress is free software which you  can use to create fantastic websites. WordPress.comWordPress.com is a web hosting service from  Automattic which hosts fantastic websites. #memtech
  • 7. http://en.wordpress.com/stats/  #memtech
  • 8. http://wordpress.org/download/counter/  #memtech
  • 9. http://techcrunch.com/  #memtech
  • 10. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/  #memtech
  • 11. http://blog.flickr.net/  #memtech
  • 12. http://www.topgear.com/ #memtech
  • 13. http://newsfeed.time.com/  #memtech
  • 14. http://gigaom.com/  #memtech
  • 15. http://ma.tt/  #memtech
  • 16. http://travelogic.intios.com/  #memtech
  • 17. http://ottopress.com/  #memtech
  • 18. 15.3%  of the top million websites run WordPress. (the nearest competitor has 2.7%)Source:http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all  #memtech
  • 19. WordPress is Blog Software a CMS Content Management System #memtech
  • 20. Why use a CMS? When you have a lot of content,  managing it becomes very complex. CMSs make things simpler.• Content lives in the database.• The "look" of the website lives in the theme/template.• The CMS brings the two together, in real-time. #memtech
  • 21. WordPress is written in PHP PHP is a language designed for the web• Native HTML support• Has functions to do the types of things web pages do• Actively being developed• Works on any platform• Works with any webserver software (apache, nginx, litespeed) PHP is easy to learn, if you ever needed to do so. #memtech
  • 22. WordPress is extensible #memtech
  • 23. Plugins!(my favorite thing) #memtech
  • 24. Themes!(theyre okay too) #memtech
  • 25. #memtech
  • 26. Active Development(great way to improve your coding chops) http://core.trac.wordpress.org  #memtech
  • 27. The Best Part #memtech
  • 28. The CommunitySeriously, we have a phenomenal community. #memtech
  • 29. Needhelp? No problem. #memtech
  • 30. Mailing Lists  wp-accessibility   wp-docs   wp-testers   wp-polyglots   wp-ui   wp-hackers  wp-edu   wp-trac(recommended: a good email filter, these get lots of traffic) http://codex.wordpress.org/Mailing_Lists  #memtech
  • 31. http://central.wordcamp.org/  #memtech
  • 32. Upcoming WordCamps Caguas, Puerto Rico Nairobi, Kenya Detroit, MI Richmond, VA Copenhagen, Denmark Baku, Azerbaijan Edmonton, Canada Omaha, NE Singapore Paris, France Madrid, Spain Tokyo, Japan(and thats just for the remainder of November!) http://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/  #memtech
  • 33. Got Video? #memtech
  • 34. http://wordpressfoundation.org/  #memtech
  • 35. News on all things  WordPress #memtech
  • 36. A Quick Look #memtech
  • 37. #memtech
  • 38. #memtech
  • 39. #memtech
  • 40. Technical TimeWordPress as a Framework #memtech
  • 41. WordPress APIs • Database • Query • HTTP • Metadata • Filesystem • Settings • Transients and Caching • Roles and Capabilities • Rewrite • Widgets • Shortcodehttp://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_APIs  #memtech
  • 42. Plugin API Actions and Filters (the missing part of PHP)Actions let you hook your own code into defined points of page generation.Filters let you modify specific useful variables at specific points, such as return values from WordPress core functions. #memtech
  • 43. Theming Resources Theme Review Team All themes on WordPress.org get reviewed  for quality and compatibility. The tools used are freely available to  help you create better themes. Theme Check Log Deprecated Notices Debogger http://make.wordpress.org/themes/  #memtech
  • 44. Object Oriented Programming (well... almost...)WordPress has historically been written with mostly proceduralcode.However, with WordPress 3.0, and the new PHP 5.2 requirement,WordPress is rapidly evolving to include classes and objects formore and more aspects of the core code base.(Procedural code still works fine though, if thats more yourstyle...) #memtech
  • 45. Questions?  Ask anything.wordpress.org ottopress.com #memtech