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Leon Poole from Creative World gives you "10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress" as your CMS solution for your website. ...

Leon Poole from Creative World gives you "10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress" as your CMS solution for your website.

This presentation was originally created for a discussion on CMS's at the Brisbane Web Design meetup group.

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  • 1. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
  • 2. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    It’s FREE, as in beer!
    WordPressis available for download and
    use under a General Public License (GPL) Licence
    It’s FREE!
  • 3. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    It’s EASY to use!
    The WordPress user interface is easy to navigate,
    easy to use and easy to understand.
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
  • 4. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    WordPress also does blogs!
    WP is now a full fledge CMS but don’t forget,
    it rocks when it comes to blogs.
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
  • 5. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Themes, Themes, Themes!
    TOTAL control on layout from <html> to </html>
    on page by page basis. Designers <3 WP.
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
  • 6. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Extend WordPress with Plugins!
    > 4,245+ plugins available from wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
    > Add/Remove Plugins from your WP Backend!
    > Edit Plugins from your WP Backend!
    5 Must Have plugins:
    • Google XML Sitemaps(adds sitemap.xml and talks to SE’s)
    • 7. Exec-PHP(allows code in posts, pages & widgets)
    • 8. WordPress Database Backup(schedual backups, email backups)
    • 9. Akismet(helps stop and identify spam comments)
    • 10. WP Super Cache(Advanced caching of your site plus a ‘lock down’ featurefor expected spike in traffic: digg effect)
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
  • 11. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Out-of-the-box SEO Goodness
    > Friendly URL’s
    > Easily change page or post permalinks
    > Easily choose directory structure for Posts
    Extend the goodness with these plugins:
    • All-In-One-SEO-Pack
    • 12. Headspace2
    • 13. Platinum SEO Plugin
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
    SEO Goodness
  • 14. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    1 Click Updates for WP + Plugins
    Maintaining a site with latest releases has never been so easy.
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
    SEO Goodness
    EASY UPGRADES!
  • 15. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Interact + Engage with your visitors
    Choose what (pages & posts) visitors can comment on,
    how long comments remain open, manage comments,
    who can comment, and lots more…
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
    SEO Goodness
    EASY UPGRADES!
    COMMENTS!
  • 16. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    It’s Widget-tastic!
    “Wordpress Widgets are also known as "sidebar accessories"
    which are WordPressPlugins or add-ons to your WP blog sidebar.
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
    SEO Goodness
    EASY UPGRADES!
    COMMENTS!
    WIDGETS!
  • 17. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    A community that helps others
    In addition to endless resources available to learn from, a community
    of enthusiastic WordPress users also exists. Visit wordpress.org/support/
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
    SEO Goodness
    EASY UPGRADES!
    COMMENTS!
    WIDGETS!
    Big COMMUNITY!
  • 18. But wait, there’s more.
  • 19. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Famous 5-minute installation
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
    SEO Goodness
    EASY UPGRADES!
    COMMENTS!
    WIDGETS!
    Big COMMUNITY!
    5-min INSTALL!
  • 20. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Because I use WordPress!
    You can only endorse what you’ve
    experienced: with over 3 years of
    using WordPress, I have had many
    fantastic results that ultimately =
    happy clients.
    It’s FREE!
    It’s EASY to use!
    It does BLOGS!
    THEMES!
    PLUGINS!
    SEO Goodness
    EASY UPGRADES!
    COMMENTS!
    WIDGETS!
    Big COMMUNITY!
    5-min INSTALL!
    I USE IT!
  • 21. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Questions?
  • 22. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress
    Resources
    Anatomy of a Theme - http://wordpress.tv/2009/03/16/anatomy-of-a-wordpress-theme-exploring-the-files-behind-your-theme/
    Lorelle on WordPress - http://lorelle.wordpress.com/
    WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/
    Matt Cutts praises WordPress SEO benefits - http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2007/12/07/matt-cutts-praises-wordpress-seo-benefits/
  • 23. Thank you.