WordPress: Past, Present and Future

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Keynote address by Jane Wells of WordPress/Automattic at WordCamp Ireland on March 6, 2010.

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WordPress: Past, Present and Future

  1. 1. WordPress Past, Present, Future Jane Wells WordCamp Ireland March 6, 2010
  2. 2. Jane Wells, WordPress | Automattic Master of Suggestion/Cat Herder t: @janeforshort e: jane@automattic.com w: http://jane.wordpress.com
  3. 3. Features
  4. 4. Past: Kubrick • Rounded corners! • Sidebar widgets • Custom header • Blue!
  5. 5. Present: Twenty Ten • Custom header • Theme options • Custom background • Threaded comments • Multiple widget areas • i18n • Cascading menus • RTL support • Sticky posts • Editor styling
  6. 6. Past: Custom Fields
  7. 7. Present: Custom Post Types + Custom Taxonomies • Custom content types • Ex: Products, Listings Custom post types + taxonomies = CMS
  8. 8. Past: Separate Codebases WordPress vs. WordPress MU
  9. 9. Present: The Merge WP + MU = WordPress 3.0
  10. 10. Past: Page Order You use a plugin to get around this, don’t you? I know I do. <<<
  11. 11. Present: Custom Menus • Based on Woo Custom Nav • Re-order items • Mix pages, categories, links • Multiple menus • Exclude items • Hierarchical menus
  12. 12. Past: Bug Fixes WordPress 0.71 “Over twenty bugs have been smitten from the code.”
  13. 13. Present: Bug Fixes WordPress 3.0-alpha 283 bugs resolved, 312 to go
  14. 14. Contributors
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  16. 16. Get Involved: Developers http://wordpress.org/development http://wpdevel.wordpress.com irc.freenode.net #wordpress-dev wp-hackers mailing list
  17. 17. Get Involved: Designers http://wordpress.org/development http://make.wordpress.org/ui irc.freenode.net #wordpress-ui wp-ui mailing list
  18. 18. Questions? @janeforshort jane@wordpress.org http://jane.wordpress.com

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