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Why Switching To WordPress 3.0 Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Clients

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Presented at CPOSC 10/16/2010

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Why Switching To WordPress 3.0 Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Clients

  1. 1. Why Switching To WordPress 3.0 Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Clients Ryan Duff Fusionized Technology (http://fusionized.com) @ryancduff / @fusionized
  2. 2. Who Am I? • Been Involved with WordPress since 2004 • Lover of Open Source and Productivity • Owner of Fusionized Technology (http://fusionized.com)
  3. 3. About You...
  4. 4. Not Here to Bash Drupal and Joomla ... Intentionally
  5. 5. WordPress as a CMS
  6. 6. What Makes WordPress Awesome
  7. 7. Easy (Famous 5 Minute) Install
  8. 8. Easy To Use (and Customize) Admin UI
  9. 9. WordPress = Mac Drupal = Linux Joomla = ??
  10. 10. Plugins • 11,646 in WordPress.org Plugin Repository • Countless Other Premium Plugins
  11. 11. Themes • 1,260 in Theme Repository • 57 Commercial Theme Companies
  12. 12. Security
  13. 13. Percentage Affected • Drupal 69% • Joomla 91% • Movable Type 77% • WordPress 4% Source: http://www.cmswire.com/cms/web-cms/are-open-source-applications-really-less-secure-008228.php
  14. 14. Short Development Cycle
  15. 15. Custom Post Types
  16. 16. Custom Post Type UI http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-type-ui/
  17. 17. Showcase Websites
  18. 18. In the Works for 3.1
  19. 19. Admin Bar
  20. 20. Internal Linking
  21. 21. 3.1 Roadmap • 10/15 Feature Freeze • 11/1 Primary Code Freeze • 11/15 Beta Period Begins • 12/15 Release 3.1
  22. 22. Resources • http://wordpress.org • http://codex.wordpress.org • http://wpdevel.wordpress.com • http://core.trac.wordpress.org • http://wordcamp.org
  23. 23. Books • WordPress for Dummies (For Dummies) • WordPress Bible (Wiley) • Professional WordPress (Wrox)
  24. 24. Questions?

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