Working with WordPress How WordPress works and how you can make it work for you. Peter Westwood WordPress Lead Developer h...
Overview <ul><li>WordPress development process </li></ul><ul><li>Customisability </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><...
WordPress development process <ul><li>Central Hubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WWW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRC </li></ul></ul...
Customisability - Plugins <ul><li>Plugins can do anything </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions and Filters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Customisability - Themes <ul><li>Themes are fully flexible </li></ul><ul><li>PHP based Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50...
http://www.number10.gov.uk/
http://www.walesoffice.gov.uk/
http://www.swyddfa.cymru.gov.uk/
http://politicsandthecity.com/
Integration <ul><li>Easy integration with other software. </li></ul><ul><li>bbPress integrates out of the box. </li></ul><...
Making money <ul><li>Theme Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul...
Finding Paid Work <ul><li>WordPress Jobs -  http://jobs.wordpress.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>wp-pro mailing list </li></ul><ul...
WordPress 2.7 <ul><li>New Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrader / Installer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sticky Posts </li...
The future of WordPress <ul><li>More User Interface Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Media improvements </li></ul>
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  • Working With WordPress

    1. 1. Working with WordPress How WordPress works and how you can make it work for you. Peter Westwood WordPress Lead Developer http://peter.westwood.name
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>WordPress development process </li></ul><ul><li>Customisability </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Making money </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress 2.7 </li></ul><ul><li>The future </li></ul>
    3. 3. WordPress development process <ul><li>Central Hubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WWW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 core committers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A whole community of helpers </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Customisability - Plugins <ul><li>Plugins can do anything </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions and Filters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you can't find the right one ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Override some core functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 3000 available in the Plugin directory </li></ul>
    5. 5. Customisability - Themes <ul><li>Themes are fully flexible </li></ul><ul><li>PHP based Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Over 500 available in the Theme directory </li></ul>
    6. 6. http://www.number10.gov.uk/
    7. 7. http://www.walesoffice.gov.uk/
    8. 8. http://www.swyddfa.cymru.gov.uk/
    9. 9. http://politicsandthecity.com/
    10. 10. Integration <ul><li>Easy integration with other software. </li></ul><ul><li>bbPress integrates out of the box. </li></ul><ul><li>Apache authentication against WordPress db </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mod_auth_mysql </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>patched version with phpass support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>BackPress </li></ul><ul><li>BuddyPress </li></ul>
    11. 11. Making money <ul><li>Theme Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plugin Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain specific functionality </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Finding Paid Work <ul><li>WordPress Jobs - http://jobs.wordpress.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>wp-pro mailing list </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WordCamp UK </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. WordPress 2.7 <ul><li>New Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrader / Installer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sticky Posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QuickPress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment workflow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML-RPC APIs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developer Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTTP API </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
    14. 14. The future of WordPress <ul><li>More User Interface Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Media improvements </li></ul>

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