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  • 1. WordPress Use Casesw/ John HawkinsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 2. Hi, I’m John and I ...• live in Las Vegas• run 9seeds.com• build fun stuff with WP• am a WordCamp Junkie(30+ so far)Personal Blog: vegasgeek.comCompany Blog: 9seeds.comThursday, May 30, 13
  • 3. What Does It Meanto be a developer?Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 4. It means spending yourdays writing codeThursday, May 30, 13
  • 5. Ha! You wish!Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 6. As A Developer I...Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 7. As A Developer I...Answer emailsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 8. As A Developer I...Explain the difference betweenwordpress.com and .orgThursday, May 30, 13
  • 9. But Seriously...Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 10. As A Developer I...Provide SolutionsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 11. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 12. Content And EngagementThursday, May 30, 13
  • 13. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 14. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 15. Banner Blindnesshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banner_blindnessThursday, May 30, 13
  • 16. The SuggestionWhat if you offered readers away to view the site without ads?Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 17. The SolutionPaid MembershipsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 18. Restrict Content ProThursday, May 30, 13
  • 19. Restrict Content ProThursday, May 30, 13
  • 20. Front End Login PageThursday, May 30, 13
  • 21. Custom Widgethttp://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_APIThursday, May 30, 13
  • 22. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 23. The Results• Happy members• A new revenue streamThursday, May 30, 13
  • 24. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 25. Digital Royalty ClientsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 26. 4 12Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 27. The Issues• Managing users was a nightmare• Dealing with site updates• Training staff on multiple platforms• Inconsistencies throughoutThursday, May 30, 13
  • 28. The SolutionMultisiteThursday, May 30, 13
  • 29. What Is Multisite?WordPress Multisite is a feature thatallows thousands of blogs (sites) toexist virtually within one, singleWordPress install.Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 30. Network AdminThursday, May 30, 13
  • 31. Data ConversionsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 32. Data ConversionsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 33. Data ConversionsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 34. Data ConversionsCopy / PasteThursday, May 30, 13
  • 35. Custom ThemeThursday, May 30, 13
  • 36. Standardized MenusThursday, May 30, 13
  • 37. Header/Logo SupportThursday, May 30, 13
  • 38. Header/Logo SupportThursday, May 30, 13
  • 39. MegamenuThursday, May 30, 13
  • 40. Megamenuhttp://wpmegamenu.comThursday, May 30, 13
  • 41. Megamenuhttp://wpmegamenu.comThursday, May 30, 13
  • 42. Domain Mappinghttp://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 43. Megamenuhttp://wpmegamenu.comThursday, May 30, 13
  • 44. 3rd Party IframeThursday, May 30, 13
  • 45. Gravity Formshttp://gravityforms.comhttp://wordpress.org/plugins/infusionsoft/Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 46. The Results• Single point of user management• Simplified site management• Consistency across their sites• Flexible data capture forms• Easier training for staffThursday, May 30, 13
  • 47. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 48. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 49. • Expired license for membership plugin• Some plugin features not working• Plugin upgrades were uncertain• Plugin had obfuscated code• Needed to switch payment processorsInitial IssuesThursday, May 30, 13
  • 50. Initial Plan• Use the following plugins• Groups• WooCommerce• Groups WooCommerce• WooCommerce Subscriptionshttp://www.itthinx.com/plugins/groups-woocommerce/Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 51. The Real IssueWhat to do with existing membershipsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 52. Custom PluginThursday, May 30, 13
  • 53. Plugin Logic• If user has active Woo account, show content• If user has active Suma account, remove theWoo content filter and show content• If Suma account has expired, show them a Woosignup link(88 lines of code)Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 54. The Results• A membership setup built with confidence• A way to deal with membership upgrades on anas-needed basis, rather than all at once• Happy staff membersThursday, May 30, 13
  • 55. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 56. 3rd-Party Online Learning Platform• Minimal control of look/feel• Couldn’t add other content (pages/posts)• Giving up control• CRAZY expensiveThursday, May 30, 13
  • 57. Timing Is EverythingThursday, May 30, 13
  • 58. Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 59. WooCommerceThursday, May 30, 13
  • 60. Sensei CoursesThursday, May 30, 13
  • 61. Sensei LessonsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 62. Vimeo Prohttp://vimeo.com/proThursday, May 30, 13
  • 63. Sell Courses As ProductsThursday, May 30, 13
  • 64. The Results• Control of ALL THE THINGS• Savings. Lots of savings.Thursday, May 30, 13
  • 65. Thank You!john@9seeds.com - @vegasgeekThursday, May 30, 13