Is WordPress Getting Too Complicated?

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Is WordPress trying to do too much? Or are we just in a different place? This presentation takes a look at how new users react to the WP interface and admin panel, where they find challenges, and what they look for in a blog or website.

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Is WordPress Getting Too Complicated?

  1. 1. IS WORDPRESS TOO COMPLICATED? Maria Erb University of Portland @erbfarm wordpress.up.edu/erb Monday, March 24, 14
  2. 2. HOW WE USE WP professional pages organizations/departments student blogs online/hybrid/blended courses Monday, March 24, 14
  3. 3. WHY WE LIKE WORDPRESS Free Stable Does what we need it to do lock down Monday, March 24, 14
  4. 4. MY ROLE learning design training, workshops, 1:1 Monday, March 24, 14
  5. 5. WHY PEOPLE LIKE THINGS EASY sense of control empowered PRETTY SHINY COLORS UMM........EASY! Monday, March 24, 14
  6. 6. 2013 Monday, March 24, 14
  7. 7. 2014 Monday, March 24, 14
  8. 8. IS IT WORDPRESS? Does it do too much? widgets galore! too many controls? admin panel in 3.8 looks great! Monday, March 24, 14
  9. 9. IS IT US? Yep Monday, March 24, 14
  10. 10. WE ARE DIFFERENT Monday, March 24, 14
  11. 11. IS THIS YOU? php mobile app development MOOC design Spanish audio editing Ruby CSS Monday, March 24, 14
  12. 12. THE SCREAM Monday, March 24, 14
  13. 13. Monday, March 24, 14
  14. 14. YOU CALL THIS READING? Monday, March 24, 14
  15. 15. THIS IS US we pin, we tweet, we tumble, we like, we follow... Monday, March 24, 14
  16. 16. BACK IN THE DAY blogging was everything Joomla and Drupal were scary tarballs, distro’s, Linux, oh my! Monday, March 24, 14
  17. 17. ALIEN Monday, March 24, 14
  18. 18. WE WANT WEEBLY Monday, March 24, 14
  19. 19. NOW FOR YOUR MOMENT Monday, March 24, 14
  20. 20. LET’S TAKE A TOUR Monday, March 24, 14
  21. 21. IS WP STILL THE ONE? Monday, March 24, 14
  22. 22. WHAT WE WANT wordpress out back weebly up front Monday, March 24, 14
  23. 23. REIMAGINE WP Monday, March 24, 14
  24. 24. YOU CAN DO THIS YOU BELONG HERE THIS IS FOR YOU Monday, March 24, 14

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