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WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System because it's easy to use, easy to customize and it's free! What a lot of people don't realize is how powerful WordPress can be with the …

WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System because it's easy to use, easy to customize and it's free! What a lot of people don't realize is how powerful WordPress can be with the right tools. This presentation will show you how powerful WordPress can be with minimal knowledge of how to design or develop websites. We'll cover the themes and plugins you need to know about and hopefully do some things you didn't think WordPress could do.

This presentation is for everyone whether you are using WordPress already or not. Users, non-users and developers alike should all walk away having learned something new.

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  • 1. Did WordPress Do That? Prepared for Boston Tech Meetup on May, 02, 2012 Jon Bishop • Web Developer • 77 N. Washington St., 8th Floor, Boston MA 02114 • 617.837.8158
  • 2. About AMP Agency• Independently-owned, integrated communications agency• Clients Include: Hasbro, Maybelline New York, Samsonite, Intel, Princess Cruises, NFL PLAYERS and Ansell Healthcare
  • 3. What Is WordPress?WordPress is an open source content management system(CMS) based on PHP and MySQL • Great software should work with little configuration and setup • Provide features that 80% or more of end users will actually use • Avoid putting the weight of technical choices on our end users • Every version of WordPress should be easier and more enjoyable to use than the last • Three major versions a year
  • 4. Some is run using the Multisite version of WordPressand estimates are that more than 32 million sites are active on asingle installation of WordPress Multisite25% of all websites are published with WordPress63% of the top 10 million sites are using WordPress • Joomla = 11% • Drupal = 8%
  • 5. The Community19,183 plugins have been contributed to withover 292,086,198 downloads11,546 themes have been contributed to withover 292,086,198 downloads2
  • 6. WordPress as a Multisite NetworkBest Buy uses WordPress MU to Best Buypower 1050 local store blogsBest Buy aggregates importantstore data and passed it back tokey enterprise applications viacustom web services
  • 7. WordPress as a Shopping Cart• Seamless integration with existing WordPress sites• Lots of options• Variety of feature • Shopp plugin • Responsive storefront
  • 8. WordPress as a Social Network Extended Profiles - Messaging - Friends Groups - Activity Streams - Personal • Cloud Development Environment • Buddypress
  • 9. WordPress as a Job Board Sell job listings Accept resumes Tools for job seekers and employersjobs.woothemes.comUses JobRoller •
  • 10. WordPress in School • Manage Courses • Submit HW Online • Use Blog For • Uses MU for courses • Built KB Gradebook plugin
  • 11. WordPress to Managing Locations • Create a map with custom markers that link back to posts or display HTML • Create multiple maps • Includes • MapPress • BuddyPress
  • 12. WordPress Your WayTheme Development - The sky is the • Parallax • Isotope • ScrollTo
  • 13. WordPress as a Service • Using WordPress to develop applications • Built in user roles, custom post types and free • WP MU • Yoast SEO • W3TC
  • 14. WordPress as a
  • 15. WordPress as an E-Book• Use content from within WordPress or external feeds• Outline, order, and edit your work• Export as PDF, EPUB, RTF and TEI
  • 16. Front End Editing in WordPress• Log in and edit content from the front end• Compatible with any theme• Edit posts, pages, custom post types, comments, widgets• Uses Aloha Editor so you see what you get in real time
  • 17. WordPress On The Go• Responsive Themes/Frameworks• Mobile Plugins• Native Apps o iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Nokia and WebOS
  • 18. ManageWPManage all of your sites from one dashboard• Upgrade WordPress, plugins and themes• Perform automatic backup• Clone and set up new sites in minutes• Edit content in bulk
  • 19. Boston WordPress Meetup• We are currently the 2nd largest WordPress meetup in the world with 1290+ members• We are growing every day and our current team can not handle the workload• We are looking for 1 or 2 very energetic, knowledgeable contributors to join our team • Please email Kurt ( and Jon ( if interested
  • 20. Boston WordCamp• July 14th and 15th • Boston University• Please apply if interested in: • Speaking • Volunteering • Sponsoring•
  • 21. Thanks!Jon BishopWeb Developer @ AMP AgencyWordPress Plugins:•Socialize•HubSpot for WordPressWebsite / JonBishop.comTwitter / @JonDBishop