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

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