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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.

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

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  • 1. Going Mobile with WordPress Shelley KeithManager of Web Communications & Marketing Southern Arkansas University
  • 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. o.0
  • 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. 155 Admissions applicationscompleted on mobile devices
  • 6. She came out of nowhere captain!
  • 7. To boldly go...
  • 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. SCIENCE!
  • 10. Plugins
  • 11. Some plugins are seamless & work beautifully...
  • 12. ...others, not so much.
  • 13. Plugins● WPTouch*● WP Mobile Detector● WordPress Mobile Pack● Wapple Architect Mobile● WordPress Multi Site Mobile Edition● Weever Apps● PluginBuddy Mobile*
  • 14. WordPress Mobile PackMobile detectionTheme switcherAnalyticsAdmin interfaceLast updated Dec. 2010
  • 15. WordPress Multi Site MobileSite-wide activationCarrington MobileLink to/from mobile versionNo per-blog customizationLast updated in 2010
  • 16. Spockitty is not impressed.
  • 17. Mobile Apps
  • 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. Mobile Apps - WebWappleWeeverWPTouch Pro
  • 20. Responsive Design
  • 21. Le sigh.
  • 22. Responsive Design● Frameworks ○ Genesis ○ PageLines ○ HeadWay ○ Whiteboard ○ Catalyst ○ WooFramework● Standalone themes ○ Responsive ○ Business Lite ○ iFeature
  • 23. the needs of the many...
  • 24. ...become a hot mess.
  • 25. @sk140