Lorelle at WordCamp 2008 - 260 Ways to Break WordPress


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Lorelle VanFossen speaks at WordCamp 2008 on 260 Ways to Break WordPress - how the WordPress Community is pushing WordPress and breaking it, and how we all benefit from the push to defy limitations in design, PHP, and blogs in general.

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Lorelle at WordCamp 2008 - 260 Ways to Break WordPress

  1. Lorelle VanFossen Lorelle on WordPress http://lorelle.wordpress.com/
  2. 260 Posts in 260 Minutes
  3. Liz Strauss – Will I Break WordPress? <ul><li>Liz Strauss wanted to publish 260 posts, one post a minute, with the WordPress future post/timestamp feature. Can WordPress do it? </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress handled it. </li></ul><ul><li>An XML sitemap Plugin crashed – unable to keep up the publishing pace. </li></ul><ul><li>Push WordPress. It can take it. </li></ul><ul><li>Check Plugins, Themes, and customization as problem sources. </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress breaks usually because you did something to WordPress. Blame accordingly so we all learn from you pushing WordPress. </li></ul>
  5. We Love Breaking WordPress <ul><li>It’s important to push WordPress as much as possible in order to break it. </li></ul><ul><li>By breaking WordPress, we learn more about the limitations, weaknesses, and strengths of WordPress. </li></ul><ul><li>Share how to fix it and all win. When you break WordPress, the community benefits. </li></ul>
  7. Our Blogs Depend on WordPress Plugins <ul><li>WordPress bloggers depend upon WordPress Plugins for our blogs to work how we want them to work. </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress Plugin authors push and break WordPress and we all benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate and support your favorite WordPress Plugin Author. </li></ul>
  8. WordPress Comments Suck To edit a post comment, click the name – this sucks. We want the Edit Link back or someone to create a WordPress Plugin to put the edit link back.
  9. WordPress Plugins Improve Comments <ul><li>Reply To From Admin Panel WordPress Plugin by Cindi of Digital Ramble (not supported) </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute Comment WordPress Plugin </li></ul><ul><li>WP Comment Remix WordPress Plugin </li></ul><ul><li>What if you can’t use WordPress Plugins? </li></ul>
  10. FireFox Greasemonkey Scripts for WordPress There for you when WordPress Plugins aren’t. Have you tried a Greasemonkey Script for WordPress?
  11. Greasemonkey Scripts ≠ Plugins <ul><li>Works from the browser, not your WordPress blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Works on WordPress.org and WordPress.com blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Adds functionality – easy and simple – no server load. </li></ul>
  12. Comment Ninja Engtech – Internet Duct Tape Marketing <ul><li>Allows commenting from the WordPress Comment Panel. </li></ul><ul><li>Works on WordPress.com and WordPress.org. No Plugins. </li></ul><ul><li>Can Comment, Email, or Email and Comment. </li></ul>
  13. Comment Ninja Engtech – Internet Duct Tape Marketing
  14. Auntie Akismet Comment Spam Engtech – Internet Duct Tape Marketing
  15. Auntie Akismet Comment Spam Engtech – Internet Duct Tape Marketing <ul><li>Analyzes Akismet Comment Spam queue. </li></ul><ul><li>Lists comment spam on two lines – you recognize comment spam in the first few words. </li></ul><ul><li>Limits visual exposure to comment spam uglies. </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds up comment handling in WordPress for me by 80%. </li></ul>
  16. Auntie Akismet Comment Spam Engtech – Internet Duct Tape Marketing
  17. Auntie Akismet Groups Redundancies Merges all redundant comment spam into one. Why waste time scrolling through duplicates?
  18. Google Reader Preview Enhanced <ul><li>Non-WordPress Tip will change your feed reading experience! </li></ul><ul><li>Greasemonkey Script to view a website within Google Feed Reader. </li></ul><ul><li>In List View, adds Preview Link </li></ul><ul><li>In Expanded View, click title to preview post </li></ul><ul><li>Allows commenting from within Google Reader </li></ul>
  19. WordPress Themes <ul><li>WordPress Theme Directory is great! Get your WordPress Themes uploaded. </li></ul><ul><li>The future is automatic updates, auto-uploading, and searching for Themes from WordPress Theme Directory and your WordPress blog. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to push WordPress Themes MORE </li></ul><ul><li>Push the limits on Template Tags, Conditional Tags, Functions… </li></ul><ul><li>Our heroes: New Inline Documentation by Peter Westwood, Jacob Santos, Mark Jaquith… Say thank you – they made breaking WordPress harder. </li></ul>
  20. WordPress Community
  21. WordPress Community <ul><li>The stronger the WordPress Community, the more diverse, the more we all benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Find fellow WordPress members. Collaborate. Share. Learn. </li></ul>
  22. WordPress Community <ul><li>Give Back with WordPress Plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Give Back with WordPress Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer on the WordPress Support Forums – Org and Com </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress Meetups – Frequent small social meetings </li></ul><ul><li>WordCamps: Country, Region, State, City, educational events </li></ul>
  23. Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Don’t Tell You About Blogging By Lorelle VanFossen
  24. Lorelle VanFossen Lorelle on WordPress http://lorelle.wordpress.com/