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  • 1. Note: This talk is intended for people who are newly introduced to WordPressWordPress Use CasesBY ARUN PRABHUDESAI HTTP://TRAK.IN | TWITTER: @8AP / @TRAKIN | FB: FACEBOOK.COM/ARUN.P
  • 2. “ WordPress can do EVERYTHING! ”Ok.. Maybe not everything….but on the web, WordPress can create almost any solutionyou can think of!
  • 3. What do I know about WordPress? • WordPress user for about 7 years! • Spent over 4000 hours on WordPress till date (for one thing or other) • Created 10 different WordPress based applications • Tried over 300 different plugins • Used hundreds of WordPress based apps.
  • 4. Why WordPress?
  • 5. Plug and Play Architecture Real Reason for Growth – Extensibility via Plug & Play architecture
  • 6. WordPress Stats  Over 25000 plugins  Over 10000 Themes  15 percent of Internet running on WordPress  24.5 percent domains running on WordPress  Over 60 million WordPress Sites in the World  About 40 percent of WordPress on Self-hosted platform (.org vs .com)
  • 7. WordPress Use Cases  Blog (duhh…)  News / online magazine  Static Websites  Dynamic Websites  Private Journal / Diary  But WordPress does much…much more…
  • 8. E-Commerce Websites  Full Fledged E-Commerce website can be built on WordPress  Entire shopping cart flow and PayPal payment gateway integration  Many Free as well premium plugins and themes available  Plugins: WP e-Commerce, Jigoshop, ShopperPress (premium), eshop, WooCommerce & many more
  • 9. Job Board / Classified Websites Using WordPress you can create a entire Jobsite or a Classified website in matter of hours. Businesses can use it for their recruitments and attracting resumes Many Full-featured Job-board themes and plugins are available Themes & Plugins: JobRoller, JobPress, Tapp Jobs, WP Job Board, WP Careers, Templatic Job Board, 9 to 5, and many more…
  • 10. Private Social Network /Community Website / Intranet  BuddyPress, a full-featured Social Networking platform, comes from Automattic, the company behind WordPress.  With BuddyPress you can create a fully featured niche social-network with a few easy clicks.  BuddyPress installation can be used as community website or even as an Intranet for a large office setup.  And again, it is free…
  • 11. Portfolio Websites / Showcase  WordPress offers hundreds of themes and plugins for professionals to showcase their work  WordPress is probably the most popular platform used by artists, photographers and designers across the world
  • 12. Q&A Website / Discussion Forums
  • 13. Membership Websites
  • 14. Wiki Websites
  • 15. And Many more…  Comparison Engine  Event Management sites  Full Fledged Project Management  Video Sites  Directory sites  Recipe / Cooking sites  Fan Sites  Landing Pages  Music Sites  Hotel Bookings  Real Estate Showcase
  • 16. Most Important Resources WordPress Plugin Repository - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ WordPress Theme Repository - http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ WordPress Showcase - http://wordpress.org/showcase/And lastly just search in Google… 
  • 17. “ Question to Audience:Can you name 3 Web apps that are not available (or can’t be developed) on WordPress? ”