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  • WordPress powers: half the top 100 blogs 14.7% of the top 1 million websites 22% of every new domain in the US 26.09.12
  • First download 2003 The successor of b2/cafelog Founder: Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little Publishing platform Elegant, user-focused, well-architected Built on PHP and MySQL Open Source project Largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world WordPress is Free and open source software, built by a distributed community of mostly volunteer developers from around the world. WordPress comes with some awesome, worldview-changing rights courtesy of its license, the GPL. Derivatives of WordPress code inherit the GPL license 26.09.12
  • 2000 blogs by 2003 26.09.12
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  • Integrity St. Louis WordCamp 2012

    1. 1. Evolution of WordPressIt’s Nice to Meet YouEd MorrisseyPartner & Chief Creative Officer6358 Delmar Boulevard, Suite 444Saint Louis, MO 63130ed@integritystl.comwww.integritystl.comInteractive. Digital. Awesome.
    2. 2. Welcome• It starts when it starts• The people who come are the best who could have come• It’s over when it’s over• The Law of Two Feet Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 2
    3. 3. Background• The ‘Elder’• Still going strong• Advocate for open source Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 3
    4. 4. This Past Year… WordPress Sites in the Worldas of 8/2/2011 and 9/18/2012 - http://en.wordpress.com/stats/ Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 4
    5. 5. The CMS Market (top Million) Other (100+) 54.6%7.0% 8.9% http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/a ll Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 5
    6. 6. How it All Started…• Matt blogged about b2 and Mike left a comment…http://ma.tt/2003/01/the-blogging-software-dilemma/#comment-445 Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 6
    7. 7. Why Start WordPress• Forward compatibility• Software wasn’t being improved• Didn’t agree with licensing• Wanted code to be free to the world• Flexibility of Moveable Type• Parsing of TextPattern• Hackability of b2• Ease of Blogger Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 7
    8. 8. GPLv2 License• Gives the unlimited rights to copy/distribute source code• AND prevents you from taking those rights away Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 8
    9. 9. What it is…A classy news/weblog tool (aka logware) Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 9
    10. 10. What is it?• Blogging• CMS• Application• PaaS Limited by your imagination And tech chops Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 10
    11. 11. WordPress ThemesHistory of DefaultsInteractive. Digital. Awesome.
    12. 12. 2001 – B2/cafelog Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 12
    13. 13. 2003 - 0.71-gold Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 13
    14. 14. 2004 – Classic – 1.2 Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 14
    15. 15. 2005 – Kubrick – 1.5 Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 15
    16. 16. 2010 – TwentyTen – 3.0 Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 16
    17. 17. 2011 – TwentyEleven – 3.2 Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 17
    18. 18. 2012 – TwentyTwelve• Home Template• Mobile-first• Retina• Open Sans http://twentytwelvedemo.wordpress.com/ Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 18
    19. 19. WordPress AdminCommunity PoweredInteractive. Digital. Awesome.
    20. 20. 2003 - 0.71-gold • No dashboard • Landing page was write post page • Only 1 category Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 20
    21. 21. 2004 – 1.2 • Plugins • Subcategories • Custom fields • Post preview Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 21
    22. 22. 2007 – 2.1 • Spellcheck • Auto-save • Redesigned admin panel • Comments as menu item Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 22
    23. 23. 2008 – 2.5 • New dashboard • 1 click upgrade plugins • Visual editor • Built-in gallery Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 23
    24. 24. 2008 – 2.7 • New dashboard • Auto install plugins • Comment paging • Reply to comments Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 24
    25. 25. Now – 3.4 • Admin Bar • Multi-site • Improved Help • Theme Customizer • Internationalization Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 25
    26. 26. Application PlatformThe Future?Interactive. Digital. Awesome.
    27. 27. Web App Requirements• User registration/administration• Workflow• Searching• Sorting/filtering• XML interfacing• Caching• Socializing • Commenting, Ranking, Sharing• Security• Search friendly URLs• Media management• Analytics• Error logging Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 27
    28. 28. The Question Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 28
    29. 29. An Example Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 29
    30. 30. Custom Admin Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 30
    31. 31. Custom Admin Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 31
    32. 32. Custom Admin Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 32
    33. 33. Custom Admin Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 33
    34. 34. Custom Admin Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 34
    35. 35. Summary• Feature rich• Extendable via plugins or theme• Constantly improved• Know it’s limitations (e-commerce)• Too many plugins (there’s a plugin for that)• Lots of upgrades Limited by your imagination And tech chops Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 35
    36. 36. Carpe Diem Randy Hicks Eric Johnson Metacake/Nashville Automattic ‘Hooks & Filters’ ‘Mobile’ Ryan Markel Reshma Chattaram Automattic Chamberlin ‘Getting Started’ B&C Designers ‘Design’ Joshua Ray Integrity ‘Custom Admin’ Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 36
    37. 37. My Challenge to You MAKE TODAY RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 37
    38. 38. Thanks to Our Sponsors Interactive. Digital. Awesome. 38
    39. 39. Thank YouIt Was Nice to Meet YouEd MorrisseyPartner & Chief Creative Officer6358 Delmar Boulevard, Suite 444Saint Louis, MO 63130ed@integritystl.comwww.integritystl.comInteractive. Digital. Awesome.

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