Why Wordpress is better than your cms

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A presentation I did with @lgladdy back in June 2012 for BathCamp (http://bathcamp.org/events/cms-smackdown).

Before you start commenting like a crazy-assed loon, please remember the title is entirely designed to provoke. Like anything else in this entire universe, I'm long enough in the tooth to know this: "IT DEPENDS".

So: No. I don't think Wordpress shits on all CMS's in every situation*

Peace, out

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* Just most of them **

** kidding

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Why Wordpress is better than your cms

  1. 1. CAUTION: ZEALOT ALERT!Monday, 3 June 13
  2. 2. Why Wordpressshits on your CMSMonday, 3 June 13
  3. 3. 5 [small] things we don’t like much• there are moments [not many] when it isn’tappropriate• if you use too many plugins, something*will* go wrong• there are lots of updates• rogue / spam themes are horrid• routing is a clusterfuck of doomMonday, 3 June 13
  4. 4. Why it rocksMonday, 3 June 13
  5. 5. 1. content management systemsare for normal people, not geeksMonday, 3 June 13
  6. 6. blindingly obvious interfaceMonday, 3 June 13
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  10. 10. Monday, 3 June 13
  11. 11. 2. everyone uses it[apart from those people insane enough to use Drupal]Monday, 3 June 13
  12. 12. size of community• 72. 4 million websites use Wordpress• at end 2011, 20-25% of all new websiteswere built using Wordpress• 48% of the top 100 blogs use WordpressMonday, 3 June 13
  13. 13. • average rate of a Wordpress job is $50(£32) per hour• oDesk has an average of 6,725 Wordpressjobs each month• Wordpress is the 5th most requested skillsize of community #2Monday, 3 June 13
  14. 14. • 19,000 plugins available• (together, these have been downloadedmore than 285 million times)size of community #2Monday, 3 June 13
  15. 15. 3. “It’s just a blog”. WRONG.Monday, 3 June 13
  16. 16. Custom post typesMonday, 3 June 13
  17. 17. Advanced custom fields...Monday, 3 June 13
  18. 18. per-template fields...Monday, 3 June 13
  19. 19. ..repeaters, flexible content..Monday, 3 June 13
  20. 20. 4. Outstanding documentationMonday, 3 June 13
  21. 21. Documentation• Codex is blinding, and community powered• Thousands of tutorials given size of thesupporting developer network• Very quick response to bug reportsMonday, 3 June 13
  22. 22. 5. Insanely brilliant frameworkMonday, 3 June 13
  23. 23. a closing thoughtwordpress: 53.8%joomla: 9.2%drupal: 6.7%others: 30.3%Monday, 3 June 13
  24. 24. Monday, 3 June 13

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