Wordpress Ecosystems

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This is a slidedeck from my presentation at WordCamp Portland 2008. I used it to share what my need for an ecosystem is, why I'm using WordPress, and some info about ecosystems I'm working on.

This is a slidedeck from my presentation at WordCamp Portland 2008. I used it to share what my need for an ecosystem is, why I'm using WordPress, and some info about ecosystems I'm working on.

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  • 1. WordPress Ecosystems
  • 2. One to many
    • Started first blog 2 years ago
  • 3. One to many
    • 6 personal blogs, 3 org blogs, and my company’s blog
    • Work on over a dozen friend and family blogs
  • 4. Problems
    • Maintenance - Upgrades, plugins, themes, etc.
    • Deployment - Install, configuration, services, etc.
    • Training - Skill development, focus, actualization, etc.
    • Interoperability - Data portability, coordination, etc.
  • 5. Need
    • Low-maintenance
    • Quickly deployable
    • Easy to learn and possible to develop training program
    • Collaborative
  • 6. Need
    • Low-maintenance
    • Quickly deployable
    • Easy to learn and possible to develop training program
    • Collaborative
    Bottomline: Efficient system to focus on blogging
  • 7. Why WordPress?
    • Ubiquitous
    • Easy to learn
    • Capable
    • Free
    • Actively developed
  • 8. WordPress limitations
    • Enterprise concerns
      • Support
      • Security
      • Compliance
    • More blogMS than CMS
  • 9. WP as a social network
    • BuddyPress
      • Profiles
      • Friends
      • Groups
      • Messaging
    • BBPress
    • Wire
    • Activity
    • Statuses
    • Albums
  • 10. WP as a ticketing system
    • Posts = Assignments
    • Categories = People
    • Custom field for tracking status
  • 11. WP as an Ecosystem
  • 12. Roadmap
    • Using the bookmarklet for portability
    • WPMU home page aggregator
    • Custom, ticketing style theme
    • 4 column widget dashboard template
    • Screencast help documentation
  • 13. From here
    • Play with WPMU, BuddyPress, and BBPress
    • Share projects online
    • Follow http://advancedoperators.com
  • 14. JustinKistner.com