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Wordpress

  1. 1. “ WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”
  2. 2. History/About <ul><li>Started in 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source project == free </li></ul><ul><li>Major releases are named after well known jazz musicians </li></ul><ul><li>Built on PHP and MySql </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme growth from 2005 on </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pros <ul><ul><li>Gives you a functional website and blog, in 5 minutes… or so… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to Manipulate content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-in friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use, easy to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable layouts and themes </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Plugins <ul><li>Plugins help extend functionality of Wordpress. </li></ul><ul><li>http://wp-plugins.net/beta/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cons <ul><li>Security issues, criticisms </li></ul><ul><li>Multiblog functionality </li></ul>
  6. 6. Security Issues <ul><li>Hackers use Wordpress blogs to flood them with pages containing information about certain products. This is to help with search engine optimization and traffic redirection. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress releases security patches every few days to keep up with this. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>Plymouth Library book search </li></ul><ul><li>CSSRemix </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Random Wordpress Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress app for the Iphone </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Wordpress.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogsecurity.net/wordpress/blogwatch/blogwatch/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ndesign-studio.com/blog/wordpress/best-wordpress-sites/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://wp-plugins.net/beta/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/11/my-blog-was-hacked-is-yours-next-huge-wordpress-security-issues/ </li></ul>

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