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Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
Running with Plugins
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Running with Plugins

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  • 1. Runnin with
    Plugins
  • 2. Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software
    Boy Doesn’t Know Girl. Wants to know Internet.
    I think this “internet thing” could get really big and cool.
    Plus, I’m a geek.
    Berkeley
  • 3. Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software
    Boy Doesn’t Know Girl. Starts, Runs, Sells Startups.
    • Web Based
    • 4. Platforms
    • 5. Software as a Service
    • 6. Various Industries
    5 Startups
  • 7. Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software
    Boy Meets Girl. Declares “I’m a start up guy!”
    She Smiles.Knowingly.
    He’s clueless.
    Married: 2004
  • 8. Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software
    Girl says, “No more startups.”
    Boy starts driving minivan.
    Starts working at Emphasys Software
    Coaches CEOs & Entrepreneurs
    Lives vicariously through them
    6 years using WordPress to help others.
  • 9. The Single
    Biggest
    LIE
    You’ll Hear.
  • 10. “You should limit
    the number of plugins
    on your WordPress site
    if you want good
    performance.”
    << as if plugins were bad >>
  • 11. What we know is true…
    Having multiple plugins that do the same thing wastes resources.
    Having a plugin do what WordPress already does wastes resources.
    Having an active plugin that you’re not using wastes resources.
  • 12. The Second
    Biggest
    LIE
    You Can Believe
  • 13. All plugins are great.
  • 14. Four Plugin Selection Strategies
  • 15. The four strategies are…
    Trusted Peers
    Trusted Recommendation
    Trusted Author/Vendor
    Trusted Marketplace
  • 16. Peer Review & the Art of
    Plugin Selection
  • 17. Trusted Recommendations for
    Plugin Selection
  • 18. Trusted Authors as a strategy for
    Plugin Selection
  • 19. Trusted Marketplaces can help in
    Plugin Selection
    Normally $420
    Now $80
    http://appsumo.com/~m_2g
  • 20. If you only spend $40 on your site, spend it on Gravity Forms…
  • 21. Contact Forms in 60 seconds
  • 22. Registration Forms
  • 23. Mailing List Sign Up Forms
  • 24. Post Creation Forms
  • 25. Event Registration Forms
  • 26. Registration Emails
  • 27. Questions?
  • 28. Chris Lema
    http://www.slideshare.net/cflema/wordpress-plugins
    cflema@gmail.com
    http://chrislema.com
    http://www.facebook.com/chrislema
    http://twitter.com/chrislema
  • 29. I’m now runnin with plugins! thanks @chrislemahttp://slidesha.re/lema-launch

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