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WHY WORDPRESS WORKS
And Why Thesis Is My Favorite Framework (This Week, That Is)
OUTLINE:


•A   Bit About Me

• Benefits   of WordPress vs. Other Content Mgt. Systems

• Why Thesis   Makes Sense as a Framework

• Thesis: Under The   Hood 1.85 and 2.0
ABOUT ME
• PastLife: Magazine Editor,
 Self-Help Book Author,
 Marketing Writer (BA/
 Comparative Lit; MA/
 Communications

• Re-Invented: Cabrillo
 College for Dreamweaver,
 HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator

• Quit My Day Job: 8 years
 ago. 100+ sites developed.
• Clients   Can Actually Learn To Use It

• I’m a Convert from Joomla: Cultural Council never
  learned to use Joomla successfully (Ask me to mail
  you the 138-page document explaining in detail.)

• It’s   Free/Open Source: Written in PHP

• Excellent   Documentation At WordPress.org

• Easy To    Extend (22,000+ plugins)
UNIQUE NEEDS
Every client wants to do something different
AND AMUSE THEMSELVES
    Blogging and Education, too.
TRAVEL: E-COMMERCE
They Can Run a Business Using WordPress
REGISTER 300+ PEOPLE
 SQL Database Allows for Data Collection
GREAT FOR FUNDRAISING
  Perfect Solution for Groups/Non-Profits
SEE EXTENSIVE SHOWCASE
 It’s easy to make Thesis Look Like Something Else
LIFE/NEEDS CHANGE

• Number     of Columns          • Width   of Website

• Column     Order               • Easy   Customization

• Fonts                          • New    Header Image

• Background    Colors           • Javascript   Libraries

• Multimedia    Boxes            • Excellent    Documentation/
                                  Forums
• Static   Home or Latest Post
EASY TO CUSTOMIZE
HOW-TO’S EVERYWHERE
 Google Search: “How to Change Everything”
ADD SIDEBAR WIDGETS
  So you can customize user experience
EXTEND WITH PLUGINS
Minutes to Install: Hours and Hours to Fiddle With Them
UNDER THE HOOD
Now we’ll go online for the rest of the show.

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Developer's meetup wordpress presentation

  • 1. WHY WORDPRESS WORKS And Why Thesis Is My Favorite Framework (This Week, That Is)
  • 2. OUTLINE: •A Bit About Me • Benefits of WordPress vs. Other Content Mgt. Systems • Why Thesis Makes Sense as a Framework • Thesis: Under The Hood 1.85 and 2.0
  • 3. ABOUT ME • PastLife: Magazine Editor, Self-Help Book Author, Marketing Writer (BA/ Comparative Lit; MA/ Communications • Re-Invented: Cabrillo College for Dreamweaver, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator • Quit My Day Job: 8 years ago. 100+ sites developed.
  • 4. • Clients Can Actually Learn To Use It • I’m a Convert from Joomla: Cultural Council never learned to use Joomla successfully (Ask me to mail you the 138-page document explaining in detail.) • It’s Free/Open Source: Written in PHP • Excellent Documentation At WordPress.org • Easy To Extend (22,000+ plugins)
  • 5. UNIQUE NEEDS Every client wants to do something different
  • 6. AND AMUSE THEMSELVES Blogging and Education, too.
  • 7. TRAVEL: E-COMMERCE They Can Run a Business Using WordPress
  • 8. REGISTER 300+ PEOPLE SQL Database Allows for Data Collection
  • 9. GREAT FOR FUNDRAISING Perfect Solution for Groups/Non-Profits
  • 10. SEE EXTENSIVE SHOWCASE It’s easy to make Thesis Look Like Something Else
  • 11. LIFE/NEEDS CHANGE • Number of Columns • Width of Website • Column Order • Easy Customization • Fonts • New Header Image • Background Colors • Javascript Libraries • Multimedia Boxes • Excellent Documentation/ Forums • Static Home or Latest Post
  • 13. HOW-TO’S EVERYWHERE Google Search: “How to Change Everything”
  • 14. ADD SIDEBAR WIDGETS So you can customize user experience
  • 15. EXTEND WITH PLUGINS Minutes to Install: Hours and Hours to Fiddle With Them
  • 16. UNDER THE HOOD Now we’ll go online for the rest of the show.

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