WordPress for Large-Scale Installs

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The presentation I gave at WordCamp San Francisco 2011 - the annual official WordPress conference.

It's a great introduction to WordPress for enterprise use with specific reasons and case studies as examples.

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WordPress for Large-Scale Installs

  1. 1. WordPress forLarge-Scale InstallsWordCamp San Francisco 2011 SARA ROSSO
  2. 2. The WordPress Ecosystem
  3. 3. The software
  4. 4. WordCamp The community
  5. 5. CORE TEAM Q&A - SATURDAY, 4:30PM
  6. 6. ContributorsHundreds of contributors on every release Feature building Documentation Bug fixes Interface design
  7. 7. Core Team Q&ASaturday, 4:30pm
  8. 8. Great, real reasons to useWordPress
  9. 9. WordPress scales
  10. 10. WordPress.comMultisite running on a single codebase + some extra bling
  11. 11. ProFootballTalk.com 1st day of Free Agency 2011NBC - 7 million pageviewsin one day 3.9 million page views in one day (even more the next day ~4.5 million!)
  12. 12. Scaling, Servers, and Deploys — Oh My!Mark JaquithFriday 10:45Ask Barry (About Scaling, Servers, or WordPress.comInfrastructure)Friday 3:45
  13. 13. WordPress is a CMS
  14. 14. 61%using purely as a CMS* *WordPress 2011 Survey
  15. 15. State of the WordMatt MullenwegSunday, 11:10amBuilding Custom CMS applications on WordPressMichael “Mitcho” ErlewineFriday, 4:30pm
  16. 16. WordPress is great forpublishing of all types
  17. 17. Bangor Daily NewsPrint and Online versions powered by WordPressGoogle Docs to WordPress to InDesign
  18. 18. WordPress plays nice andintegrates well with others
  19. 19. NPR Argo Network Content Management Ecosystem powered by WordPress Integrates withDjango, Delicious and TwitterTim.es HTTP://ARGOPROJECT.ORG/BLOG/
  20. 20. Communities and userslove WordPress
  21. 21. Imagine Games Network www.ign.com
  22. 22. THE EFFECT OF WORDPRESS ON THE IGN COMMUNITY50000375002500012500 0 Years 1-5 Year 6 (with WordPress)
  23. 23. 30,000+ comments on a single postCore WordPress commenting (no add- ons!)
  24. 24. TastyKitchen.com running on BuddyPressMore than 34,000 posts from community members in 2 years
  25. 25. What’s New in BuddyPress 1.5John James JacobyFriday. 9:15amKiller Food BlogsDianne JacobSunday, 9:45am
  26. 26. WP is beautiful
  27. 27. Web Fonts for DevelopersGreg VeenFriday, 10amAwesome Up Your Boring Theme: WordPress Post FormatsIan StewartSaturday, 9:10amAppearance Is Everything: Customizing Your ThemeJane WellsSunday, 3:45pm
  28. 28. Editors love a thrivingplatform
  29. 29. BoingBoing.netMigration from Movable Type to WordPress 11 years of content
  30. 30. New York Observer Observer.com From Drupal to WordPress ~100,000 articles“Focused on cleaner presentation that would accommodate more breaking news and higher volume posting”
  31. 31. From Drupal to WordPress: Migrating theNew York ObserverAustin Smith,Friday 11:30am
  32. 32. Develop once, deploymany
  33. 33. CBS Radio & CBS Local Two common themesHundreds of WordPress sites
  34. 34. Prototype your project in aday with WordPress
  35. 35. eMusic.comMusic & News
  36. 36. WordPress in the Enterprise at eMusicScott TaylorFriday, 10am
  37. 37. WordPress is portable
  38. 38. More than 20,000 people making a living with WordPress* *WordPress.org profiles, April 2011
  39. 39. Multi-platform
  40. 40. WordPress everywhere Mobile apps Responsive design
  41. 41. Responsive Web DesignSara CannonSaturday, 1:30pmCSS Pseudo Elements for Fun and Profit!Chris CoyierSaturday, 2:15pm
  42. 42. You can contribute back(and get kudos, too)
  43. 43. Bank of Canada releases plugins to the community Their web projects: http://bankofcanada.wordpress.com
  44. 44. Federal Communications Commission (FCC.gov)releases two plugins to the WordPress community
  45. 45. Getting Involved: Contribution and CourtesyAaron D. Campbell, Andy StrattonSaturday, 1:30pm
  46. 46. Thank you!Sara Rossowww.sararosso.com@rosso on Twitterhttp://vip.wordpress.comhttp://automattic.com/jobs

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