April 2010 Boston WordPress Meetup

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April 2010 Boston WordPress Meetup

  1. 1. Boston WordPress Meetup <ul><li>April 26, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi Code: bwp426 </li></ul><ul><li>http://bostonwp.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @bostonwp </li></ul>
  2. 2. Housekeeping <ul><li>Twitter: @bostonwp </li></ul><ul><li>Last Monday of every month (momentum) </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome Co-organizer: Kurt Eng </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>BWPM videos found here: http://kurteng.blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>http://bostonwp.org </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bostonwp.org vs. Meetup.com <ul><li>Meetup.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will still be used to schedule monthly meetups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster ideas and community voting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bostonwp.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For more personable discussion(forums) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos, meeting slides & minutes announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps meetup.com mailing list free (less spam) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Bostonwp.org <ul><li>Running WordPress 3.0 beta and BuddyPress! (No issues with crashing… yet!) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Soft-launched” - please register and provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Soon to have tools for freelancers/WP shops to connect with clients </li></ul>
  5. 5. WordPress 3.0
  6. 6. WP 3.0 Major Features <ul><li>Merge of WordPress and WP MU </li></ul><ul><li>Custom post types (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Better navigation customization </li></ul><ul><li>New default theme </li></ul>
  7. 7. Merge of WordPress and WP MU <ul><li>WP MU: Run a “network” of individual WP sites w/ 1 installation </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com (again) </li></ul><ul><li>Still not in core yet (plugins): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross site search </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Custom Post Types <ul><li>Post vs. Page (not a true CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Flutter </li></ul><ul><li>Any post type with specific taxonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Custom Post Types
  10. 10. Better Navigation <ul><li>Cumbersome and not flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Hardcoded w/ theme </li></ul><ul><li>WooThemes.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Better Navigation w/ WooThemes
  12. 12. New Default Theme (“Twenty Ten”)
  13. 13. WP 3.0 Minor Features <ul><li>Custom background support for themes </li></ul><ul><li>Author-specific templates </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to choose username during WP setup (security!) </li></ul>
  14. 14. WordPress 3.0 to be available May 1, 2010
  15. 15. WordPress as a CMS Open Discussion
  16. 16. Your Panel <ul><li>Ryan Boyle </li></ul><ul><li>James Coletti </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Krausz </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Spencer </li></ul><ul><li>Jared Williams </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: James Mitchell </li></ul>
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