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Christopher Smith
Happiness Engineer
@chrisfromthelc (Slack/Twitter)
chris@chriswsmith.info
Intro To Calypso:

Simplifying...
WordPress.org
Open-source
Runs on your own servers
Complete control over the code
and experience
Custom Plugins
“With grea...
• Uses Node.js, React library, and
WordPress.com’s REST API
• Works for WP.com or WP.org sites (using
Jetpack)
• 100% resp...
• Simplifies publishing for beginner users
• Provide an app-like experience to publishing
• Mirrors desktop (OS X and Windo...
• Custom Post Types (coming soon)
• Custom Fields (also coming soon?)
• Proficient in current WP-Admin
• Need to access plu...
Get Calypso For WordPress.org

(the easy way)
• Create a WordPress.com user
account: 

http://wp.com/start/account
• Insta...
(Sidebar)
Recommended Jetpack Modules
• Manage - Needed for Calypso
• Monitor - Simple downtime
notification
• Photon - Ima...
DEMO
Christopher Smith
Happiness Engineer
@chrisfromthelc (Slack/Twitter)
chris@chriswsmith.info
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Intro To Calypso: Simplifying WordPress

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Intro To Calypso: Simplifying WordPress

  1. 1. Christopher Smith Happiness Engineer @chrisfromthelc (Slack/Twitter) chris@chriswsmith.info Intro To Calypso:
 Simplifying WordPress
  2. 2. WordPress.org Open-source Runs on your own servers Complete control over the code and experience Custom Plugins “With great power comes great responsibility” WordPress WordPress.com Self-service + easy setup SaaS: we run the infrastructure Beginner friendly: highly scalable and secure Limited customization Premium upgrades
  3. 3. • Uses Node.js, React library, and WordPress.com’s REST API • Works for WP.com or WP.org sites (using Jetpack) • 100% responsive • Open source Calypso
  4. 4. • Simplifies publishing for beginner users • Provide an app-like experience to publishing • Mirrors desktop (OS X and Windows) and mobile apps • Keeps hands off sensitive settings (for now!) • Automatic plugin updates Why Calypso?
  5. 5. • Custom Post Types (coming soon) • Custom Fields (also coming soon?) • Proficient in current WP-Admin • Need to access plugin admin screens regularly • Just because Why Not?
  6. 6. Get Calypso For WordPress.org
 (the easy way) • Create a WordPress.com user account: 
 http://wp.com/start/account • Install Jetpack on your .org website • Enable the WordPress.com tools in Jetpack
  7. 7. (Sidebar) Recommended Jetpack Modules • Manage - Needed for Calypso • Monitor - Simple downtime notification • Photon - Image CDN • Protect - Brute force prevention • VaultPress - Automated backup/restore/scan*
 
 * paid service
  8. 8. DEMO
  9. 9. Christopher Smith Happiness Engineer @chrisfromthelc (Slack/Twitter) chris@chriswsmith.info Questions?

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