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Endless
Possibilities with
WordPress
WordPress – Humble Beginnings
• A void to be filled
• A small bit of code for an existing open
source blogging platform in...
WordPress - Today
• There are a multitude of themes and plugins available for
download giving many options for customizing...
Ok thank you for
coming…
WordPress Growth
• WordPress is now 13 years old
• Some popular websites that use
WordPress are:
• https://wordpress.com/a...
Why is WordPress so Popular?
• WordPress is Free and Open Source
• WordPress is Easy to Use and Learn
• Extensible by Over...
So how do all these Stats
affect me?
• Destructive thoughts
• I live in Trinidad/Tobago, I can’t do all those things
• I h...
Preaching the good Word….Press
• Almost any type of website can be built using
WordPress
• It’s not as hard as you think
•...
1. A Blog
• At it’s core, WordPress is a blogging platform
What do I need for a successful blog?
• A good topic
• Only a f...
Top Earning Blogs in the World
2. Coupon Site
• There are themes that are built specifically for
a coupon website.
https://www.appthemes.com/themes/clipp...
3. Job Board
• A theme built specifically for posting jobs
http://freelanceengine.enginethemes.com
• A plugin that gives a...
4. Forum
• Install the bbPress plugin and you have instant access
to a full fledged forum system on your WordPress Site.
5.Corporate/Business Site
• A nice theme that fits the client’s
requirements
• Some additional plugins
• A good eye for de...
6. Membership Site
• WordPress has built in functionality to add and manage
users
• Plugins
https://wordpress.org/plugins/...
7. Social Site
• Install the BuddyPress plugin.
https://buddypress.org/
8. Portfolio
• A nice theme that shows of your creative genius
• Some plugins for extra functionality
9. News Site
• A news site is just a blog with a different layout
• A nice news theme
• Plugins for added functionality
10. E-Commerce Website
• WooCommerce Plugin
• A nice theme for selling
online
• Plugins, plugins, plugins
Anything You want!
• WordPress API
Endless
Possibilities
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR COMMUNITY AND PUT
IN THE WORK.
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Main talk about the kinds of websites that can be built using WordPress from the First Trinidad and Tobago WordPress Meetup.

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EndLess Possibilities With Wordpress

  1. 1. Endless Possibilities with WordPress
  2. 2. WordPress – Humble Beginnings • A void to be filled • A small bit of code for an existing open source blogging platform in 2003 • A comment on a blog post
  3. 3. WordPress - Today • There are a multitude of themes and plugins available for download giving many options for customizing a WordPress website. • WordPress can be translated into 56 languages truly making it a global platform. • WordPress powers 26% of the entire web and there are 500 new sites being created using WordPress every day. • WordPress/WooCommerce powers over 39% of all e-Commerce websites worldwide.
  4. 4. Ok thank you for coming…
  5. 5. WordPress Growth • WordPress is now 13 years old • Some popular websites that use WordPress are: • https://wordpress.com/activity/
  6. 6. Why is WordPress so Popular? • WordPress is Free and Open Source • WordPress is Easy to Use and Learn • Extensible by Over 44,000 Plugins Available • and over 10,000 themes • WordPress is Safe and Secure • WordPress is Search Engine Friendly • WordPress is Easy to Manage
  7. 7. So how do all these Stats affect me? • Destructive thoughts • I live in Trinidad/Tobago, I can’t do all those things • I have a day job so I’m good • I don’t know anything about building websites • Constructive thoughts • Can’t hurt to try • Learning never stops • Community is your most important asset
  8. 8. Preaching the good Word….Press • Almost any type of website can be built using WordPress • It’s not as hard as you think • 10 types of websites you can build easily with WordPress
  9. 9. 1. A Blog • At it’s core, WordPress is a blogging platform What do I need for a successful blog? • A good topic • Only a few plugins needed to make it a powerful Marketing tool • A nice theme to make it visually attractive
  10. 10. Top Earning Blogs in the World
  11. 11. 2. Coupon Site • There are themes that are built specifically for a coupon website. https://www.appthemes.com/themes/clipper/ https://templatic.com/cms-themes/daily-deal- premium-wordpress-app-theme • Add coupon code functionality to any theme. http://couponcodeplugin.com/
  12. 12. 3. Job Board • A theme built specifically for posting jobs http://freelanceengine.enginethemes.com • A plugin that gives any theme the ability to list jobs https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-job-board/
  13. 13. 4. Forum • Install the bbPress plugin and you have instant access to a full fledged forum system on your WordPress Site.
  14. 14. 5.Corporate/Business Site • A nice theme that fits the client’s requirements • Some additional plugins • A good eye for design • Some coding knowledge for specific cases
  15. 15. 6. Membership Site • WordPress has built in functionality to add and manage users • Plugins https://wordpress.org/plugins/membership/ https://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce- memberships/
  16. 16. 7. Social Site • Install the BuddyPress plugin. https://buddypress.org/
  17. 17. 8. Portfolio • A nice theme that shows of your creative genius • Some plugins for extra functionality
  18. 18. 9. News Site • A news site is just a blog with a different layout • A nice news theme • Plugins for added functionality
  19. 19. 10. E-Commerce Website • WooCommerce Plugin • A nice theme for selling online • Plugins, plugins, plugins
  20. 20. Anything You want! • WordPress API
  21. 21. Endless Possibilities TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR COMMUNITY AND PUT IN THE WORK.

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