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Georgia URISA: All Things WordPress in GIS

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WordPress is the most popular content management platform on the planet, powering nearly 20% of all websites. Because of the popularity of WordPress and community around it, there are plugins and other tools to help integrate popular GIS tools such as Google Maps, Bing Maps, OpenStreetMap and others. We'll take a look at some of those, learn more about what makes WordPress work, why it's so popular, and best practices for making the most of it.

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Georgia URISA: All Things WordPress in GIS

  1. 1. ALL THINGS WORDPRESS WITH GIS
  2. 2. ABOUT MICKEY & ALI
  3. 3. GOOGLE EARTH BLOG
  4. 4. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
  5. 5. WORDPRESS .COM vs .ORG Limited themes No plugins Limited tweaking Paid plans No Google Analytics Jump to self-hosted Simplicity Ads Choose a theme Add blog posts Allow comments Publish static pages Push RSS feeds Widgets 1,700+ themes 23,000+ plug-ins Jetpack Third-party hosting Software updates Ads
  6. 6. POPULARITY • A total of 60 million sites • • 18.9% of the top 10 million websites • • 409m visitors and 14.4b pageviews each month •
  7. 7. WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE ABOUT?
  8. 8. THE COMMUNITY
  9. 9. MOBILE RESPONSIVE
  10. 10. EASILY UPDATED CONTENT
  11. 11. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
  12. 12. THEMES VS PLUGINS
  13. 13. 1597 lines • 1.6 MB 423 lines • 0.5 MB
  14. 14. FINDING THEMES
  15. 15. FINDING PLUGINS
  16. 16. OUR FAVORITE PLUGINS
  17. 17. GIS IN WORDPRESS
  18. 18. GIS IN WORDPRESS
  19. 19. GIS IN WORDPRESS Allow special file uploads (KML/KMZ, etc) In functions.php: // Added to extend allowed files types in Media upload add_filter('upload_mimes', 'custom_upload_mimes'); function custom_upload_mimes ( $existing_mimes=array() ) { $existing_mimes['kml'] = 'application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml'; $existing_mimes['kmz'] = 'application/vnd.google-earth.kmz'; return $existing_mimes; }
  20. 20. MapPress
  21. 21. Leaflet Maps Marker
  22. 22. MapBox
  23. 23. Embedding Maps
  24. 24. WORDPRESS + GIS
  25. 25. QUESTIONS? GreenMellen Media | @greenmellen Ali Green and Mickey Mellen

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