Going Mobile with WordPress - #psuweb12

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Presentation from the Penn State Web Conference, June 2012. Yes. The entire thing is Star Trek themed.

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Going Mobile with WordPress - #psuweb12

  1. 1. Going Mobile with WordPress Shelley KeithManager of Web Communications & Marketing Southern Arkansas University
  2. 2. Me. Shelley. @sk140● about.me/shelleykeith● Teaching faculty to use email since 1994.● Since 2005 only Web staff on campus of ~3600 students & 400 faculty/staff.● Sixth year on the HighEdWeb conference program committee; chaired regional HEWEB event last 3 yrs.● HigherEdExperts presenter – OpenSource CMS Fair: WordPressMU, April 2010.● Technical reviewer for Apress book Beginning WordPress 3.0 by Stephanie Leary released in June, 2010.● Launched WPMU in May 2009. Alone.
  3. 3. o.0
  4. 4. The push2011 vs 2010● 240% increase in mobile visits● 237% increase in mobile pageviews● 13% increase in average mobile time on site● Top mobile referrers: Google, Facebook● 40% direct traffic
  5. 5. 155 Admissions applicationscompleted on mobile devices
  6. 6. She came out of nowhere captain!
  7. 7. To boldly go...
  8. 8. The ProjectCaveats Criteria● no coder ● Minimal "touch"● minimal budget ● Flexible "touch"● WP Network ● Reuse work ● Comparable features ● Multi-platform ● Visible growth ● Responsive support ● Easy to update
  9. 9. SCIENCE!
  10. 10. Plugins
  11. 11. Some plugins are seamless & work beautifully...
  12. 12. ...others, not so much.
  13. 13. Plugins● WPTouch*● WP Mobile Detector● WordPress Mobile Pack● Wapple Architect Mobile● WordPress Multi Site Mobile Edition● Weever Apps● PluginBuddy Mobile*
  14. 14. WordPress Mobile PackMobile detectionTheme switcherAnalyticsAdmin interfaceLast updated Dec. 2010
  15. 15. WordPress Multi Site MobileSite-wide activationCarrington MobileLink to/from mobile versionNo per-blog customizationLast updated in 2010
  16. 16. Spockitty is not impressed.
  17. 17. Mobile Apps
  18. 18. Mobile Apps - Native ShoutEm Mobile by Conduit MobileRoadie BiznessAppsMonthly Price $29.90 - $119.90 $0 - $79.95 $99 - $499 $39 + $10/each iPad, Android, HTML5WordPress Integration Plugin, RSS RSS RSS RSSTargeting All users All, Geographic All, Geo, Platform, + All usersQR X X Unlockable Content Integrated ScannerBadges/Gamification Badges X Unlockable Content, X BadgesReviews Yes Yelp, CitySearchEvents .ics import & internal EventBrite, Google Cal, Internal, Artistdata, Internal only system Facebook Events SongKickHTML5 Web App Coming Soon Yes Yes YesiOS iPhone, iPad coming soon iPhone iPhone, $499/mo iPad iPhone, iPadAndroid Yes Yes Yes YesOther Windows, Blackberry, Windows, Blackberry Blackberry Bada
  19. 19. Mobile Apps - WebWappleWeeverWPTouch Pro
  20. 20. Responsive Design
  21. 21. Le sigh.
  22. 22. Responsive Design● Frameworks ○ Genesis ○ PageLines ○ HeadWay ○ Whiteboard ○ Catalyst ○ WooFramework● Standalone themes ○ Responsive ○ Business Lite ○ iFeature
  23. 23. the needs of the many...
  24. 24. ...become a hot mess.
  25. 25. @sk140

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