Runnin with<br />Plugins<br />
Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software<br />Boy Doesn’t Know Girl. Wants to know Internet.<br />I think...
Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software<br />Boy Doesn’t Know Girl. Starts, Runs, Sells Startups.<br /><...
Platforms
Software as a Service
Various Industries</li></ul>5 Startups<br />
Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software<br />Boy Meets Girl. Declares “I’m a start up guy!”<br />She Smi...
Chris Lema, VP of Software Engineering, Emphasys Software<br />Girl says, “No more startups.”<br />Boy starts driving mini...
The Single<br />Biggest<br />LIE<br />You’ll Hear.<br />
“You should limit <br />the number of plugins <br />on your WordPress site <br />if you want good <br />performance.”<br /...
What we know is true…<br />Having multiple plugins that do the same thing wastes resources.<br />Having a plugin do what W...
The Second<br />Biggest<br />LIE<br />You Can Believe<br />
All plugins are great.<br />
Four Plugin Selection Strategies<br />
The four strategies are…<br />Trusted Peers<br />Trusted Recommendation<br />Trusted Author/Vendor<br />Trusted Marketplac...
Peer Review & the Art of<br />Plugin Selection<br />
Trusted Recommendations for<br />Plugin Selection<br />
Trusted Authors as a strategy for<br />Plugin Selection<br />
Trusted Marketplaces can help in<br />Plugin Selection<br />Normally $420<br />Now $80<br />http://appsumo.com/~m_2g<br />
If you only spend $40 on your site, spend it on Gravity Forms…<br />
Contact Forms in 60 seconds<br />
Registration Forms<br />
Mailing List Sign Up Forms<br />
Post Creation Forms<br />
Event Registration Forms<br />
Registration Emails<br />
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Running with Plugins

  1. 1. Runnin with<br />Plugins<br />
  2. 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. 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. 4. Platforms
  5. 5. Software as a Service
  6. 6. Various Industries</li></ul>5 Startups<br />
  7. 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. 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 & Entrepreneurs<br />Lives vicariously through them<br />6 years using WordPress to help others.<br />
  9. 9. The Single<br />Biggest<br />LIE<br />You’ll Hear.<br />
  10. 10. “You should limit <br />the number of plugins <br />on your WordPress site <br />if you want good <br />performance.”<br /><< as if plugins were bad >> <br />
  11. 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. 12. The Second<br />Biggest<br />LIE<br />You Can Believe<br />
  13. 13. All plugins are great.<br />
  14. 14. Four Plugin Selection Strategies<br />
  15. 15. The four strategies are…<br />Trusted Peers<br />Trusted Recommendation<br />Trusted Author/Vendor<br />Trusted Marketplace<br />
  16. 16. Peer Review & the Art of<br />Plugin Selection<br />
  17. 17. Trusted Recommendations for<br />Plugin Selection<br />
  18. 18. Trusted Authors as a strategy for<br />Plugin Selection<br />
  19. 19. Trusted Marketplaces can help in<br />Plugin Selection<br />Normally $420<br />Now $80<br />http://appsumo.com/~m_2g<br />
  20. 20. If you only spend $40 on your site, spend it on Gravity Forms…<br />
  21. 21. Contact Forms in 60 seconds<br />
  22. 22. Registration Forms<br />
  23. 23. Mailing List Sign Up Forms<br />
  24. 24. Post Creation Forms<br />
  25. 25. Event Registration Forms<br />
  26. 26. Registration Emails<br />
  27. 27. Questions?<br />
  28. 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. 29. I’m now runnin with plugins! thanks @chrislemahttp://slidesha.re/lema-launch<br />

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