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Developer's meetup wordpress presentation


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Final Version of Developer's Meetup Presentation.

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Developer's meetup wordpress presentation

  1. 1. WHY WORDPRESS WORKSAnd Why Thesis Is My Favorite Framework (This Week, That Is)
  2. 2. OUTLINE:•A Bit About Me• Benefits of WordPress vs. Other Content Mgt. Systems• Why Thesis Makes Sense as a Framework• Thesis: Under The Hood 1.85 and 2.0
  3. 3. ABOUT ME• PastLife: Magazine Editor, Self-Help Book Author, Marketing Writer (BA/ Comparative Lit; MA/ Communications• Re-Invented: Cabrillo College for Dreamweaver, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator• Quit My Day Job: 8 years ago. 100+ sites developed.
  4. 4. • Clients Can Actually Learn To Use It• I’m a Convert from Joomla: Cultural Council never learned to use Joomla successfully (Ask me to mail you the 138-page document explaining in detail.)• It’s Free/Open Source: Written in PHP• Excellent Documentation At• Easy To Extend (22,000+ plugins)
  5. 5. UNIQUE NEEDSEvery client wants to do something different
  6. 6. AND AMUSE THEMSELVES Blogging and Education, too.
  7. 7. TRAVEL: E-COMMERCEThey Can Run a Business Using WordPress
  8. 8. REGISTER 300+ PEOPLE SQL Database Allows for Data Collection
  9. 9. GREAT FOR FUNDRAISING Perfect Solution for Groups/Non-Profits
  10. 10. SEE EXTENSIVE SHOWCASE It’s easy to make Thesis Look Like Something Else
  11. 11. LIFE/NEEDS CHANGE• Number of Columns • Width of Website• Column Order • Easy Customization• Fonts • New Header Image• Background Colors • Javascript Libraries• Multimedia Boxes • Excellent Documentation/ Forums• Static Home or Latest Post
  13. 13. HOW-TO’S EVERYWHERE Google Search: “How to Change Everything”
  14. 14. ADD SIDEBAR WIDGETS So you can customize user experience
  15. 15. EXTEND WITH PLUGINSMinutes to Install: Hours and Hours to Fiddle With Them
  16. 16. UNDER THE HOODNow we’ll go online for the rest of the show.