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WordPress as a Platform Bangalore PHP Meetup – 30-Jan-2010 SudarMuthu Research Engineer, Yahoo Labs http://sudarmuthu.com Twitter: @sudarmuthu
Types of Application Two Types As a WordPress theme or a Plugin As a Standalone Application (BackPress)
As a Theme or Plugin Extends WordPress (needs it to run) Doesn’t involve modifying the core (mostly) Uses the Plugin API Not necessarily a CMS application
As a Theme or a Plugin – Some Examples Invoice Application – WP Invoice (http://twincitiestech.com/services/wp-invoice/) Contact Management – RoloPress (http://rolopress.com) Job board – RecruitPress(http://recruitpress.com/) Social Networking site – BuddyPress(http://buddypress.org)
Standalone Application - BackPress Official Definition at http://backpress.org BackPress is a PHP library of core functionality for web applications. It grew out of the immensely popular WordPress project, and is also the core of the bbPress and GlotPress sister-projects.
BackPress - Features User role management Complete Plugin API XML-RPC Server and Client Object Caching Database Abstraction Pseudo-cron functionality Full HTTP library KSES: Full security filtering for HTML content
It is advantageous when… You are comfortable in WordPress The server configuration is not known Need to provide backward compatibility to PHP 4 Application is not overly complex Quick Prototype You can consider code as documentation ;-)
It is not so advantageous when You are pretty new to WordPress The application is pretty complex Your application is going to be only on PHP 5+ Need to support multiple database types Need to run lot of background processes.
Thank you SudarMuthu Research Engineer, Yahoo Labs http://sudarmuthu.com Twitter: @sudarmuthu

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Using WordPress As a Platform

  • 1. WordPress as a Platform Bangalore PHP Meetup – 30-Jan-2010 SudarMuthu Research Engineer, Yahoo Labs http://sudarmuthu.com Twitter: @sudarmuthu
  • 2. Types of Application Two Types As a WordPress theme or a Plugin As a Standalone Application (BackPress)
  • 3. As a Theme or Plugin Extends WordPress (needs it to run) Doesn’t involve modifying the core (mostly) Uses the Plugin API Not necessarily a CMS application
  • 4. As a Theme or a Plugin – Some Examples Invoice Application – WP Invoice (http://twincitiestech.com/services/wp-invoice/) Contact Management – RoloPress (http://rolopress.com) Job board – RecruitPress(http://recruitpress.com/) Social Networking site – BuddyPress(http://buddypress.org)
  • 5. Standalone Application - BackPress Official Definition at http://backpress.org BackPress is a PHP library of core functionality for web applications. It grew out of the immensely popular WordPress project, and is also the core of the bbPress and GlotPress sister-projects.
  • 6. BackPress - Features User role management Complete Plugin API XML-RPC Server and Client Object Caching Database Abstraction Pseudo-cron functionality Full HTTP library KSES: Full security filtering for HTML content
  • 7. It is advantageous when… You are comfortable in WordPress The server configuration is not known Need to provide backward compatibility to PHP 4 Application is not overly complex Quick Prototype You can consider code as documentation ;-)
  • 8. It is not so advantageous when You are pretty new to WordPress The application is pretty complex Your application is going to be only on PHP 5+ Need to support multiple database types Need to run lot of background processes.
  • 9. Thank you SudarMuthu Research Engineer, Yahoo Labs http://sudarmuthu.com Twitter: @sudarmuthu