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Pushing the Boundaries of WordPress

  1. 1. PUSHING THEBOUNDARIES OFWORDPRESSWordPress as an Application Framework
  2. 2. ABOUT YOUR SPEAKERDavid LaiettaWordPress Development and ConsultingCustom Theme DevelopmentTeaching and One-on-One Trainingdavid@davidlaietta.com@davidlaietta
  3. 3. APPLICATION FRAMEWORK FEATURES User Management Template Engine Error Logging Localization Form & Data Validation File Uploading & media management Image manipulation Search-engine Friendly URLs Session Management Trackback, XML-RPC & APIs Ability to extend using hooks & classes or plugins Automated code execution scheduling Caching
  4. 4. WORDPRESS FEATURES User Management Template Engine Error Logging Localization Form & Data Validation File Uploading & media management Image manipulation Search-engine Friendly URLs Session Management Trackback, XML-RPC & APIs Ability to extend using hooks & classes or plugins Automated code execution scheduling Caching
  5. 5. WHY TO USE WORDPRESS AS A FRAMEWORKEstablished Admin DashboardUser Management & AccessSimple TemplatingLocalizationExtensibility – PluginsFile Management
  6. 6. WP-PUSH - HTTPS://WP-PUSH.COM/Push Notifications from WordPressSitesWorks for iOS and AndroidFree PluginExtensions – MemberPress, EasyDigital Downloads, Jetpack, RestrictContent Pro, bbPress and more
  7. 7. BADGEOS - HTTP://BADGEOS.ORG/FreeCreate Achievements and BadgesCustomized for Site GoalsSubmissions, Reviews, Site Activity,Commenting, etc to earn pointsDefine Achievements and Badgesfrom Events
  8. 8. YMCA BADGEOS APPHTTP://WWW.YMCANYC.ORG/ASSOCIATION/PAGES/Y-MVPUtilizes BadgeOS and WordPressWorks as a web app for iPads locatedin the gymLog in using YMCA Membership CardEncourages and Educates on PhysicalActivity, logging times and weightsEarn badges and incentives (t-shirts,water bottles, classses) for exercise
  9. 9. DMA FRIENDSHTTP://WWW.DALLASMUSEUMOFART.ORG/VISIT/FRIENDS/INDEX.HTMDallas Museum of Art program toearn rewards for visitsCheck in at tablet kiosk, use yourphone to track and unlockEarn Rewards with points – specialexhibition tickets and private tours ofcollection storage
  10. 10. TOOLS TO GET STARTEDPhone Gap - http://phonegap.com/Web Apps (can work across multiplephone platforms) built in HTML/CSSand JavascriptMozilla Open Badge Initiative -http://openbadges.org/

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