Replacing Wordpress with Cascade Server (where possible) by Mike Roy

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Wordpress is a powerful and ubiquitous tool, but it uses resources and introduces vulnerabilities. Most campuses have several instances of Wordpress running, and they are usually hacked into simple CMS functionality. We'll show you why we end up doing that and how we can set up Cascade Server to adress those needs. For the few situations where Wordpress really is the better tool, we'll give an overview of best practices for using Cascade Server's Wordpress connector while minimizing risk and upkeep costs.

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Replacing Wordpress with Cascade Server (where possible) by Mike Roy

  1. 1. Best Practices for Replacing Wordpress with Cascade Server (wherever possible) Mike Roy, Syracuse UniversityWednesday, September 12, 12
  2. 2. Intro Logic and common sense tell us to limit the use of tools with overlapping functionality, but how?Wednesday, September 12, 12
  3. 3. Overview • Why? • How? • What?Wednesday, September 12, 12
  4. 4. Why do people use Wordpress?Wednesday, September 12, 12
  5. 5. (Percieved) Ease of useWednesday, September 12, 12
  6. 6. People like structureWednesday, September 12, 12
  7. 7. Don’t be shy about evangelizingWednesday, September 12, 12
  8. 8. Wordpress has known (and less known) risksWednesday, September 12, 12
  9. 9. What is the cost of the risk?Wednesday, September 12, 12
  10. 10. Can we set up Cascade Server to meet those needs?Wednesday, September 12, 12
  11. 11. Site Clone!Wednesday, September 12, 12
  12. 12. ThemesWednesday, September 12, 12
  13. 13. What about when WP is the right tool?Wednesday, September 12, 12
  14. 14. Use the plug-in!Wednesday, September 12, 12
  15. 15. Don’t use plug-ins! (or limit to a few you trust)Wednesday, September 12, 12
  16. 16. Back up your databaseWednesday, September 12, 12
  17. 17. Put it in GitWednesday, September 12, 12
  18. 18. Thank You Mike Roy mproy@syr.eduWednesday, September 12, 12

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