Today, WordPress has become synonymous with web publishing around the world - with more than 26% of all the websites in the world, using the popular, open source content management system. From some of the biggest websites in the world, to small business owners and even individuals, the platform strikes a chord with one and all. The session, delivered at BarCamp Kerala 2016, aims to introduce viewers to the world of WordPress.
“WordPress is both FREE and PRICELESS at the same time!”
- Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic & Co-Founder of WordPress
Download it for free from https://wordpress.org
Free to download!
Runs on your own servers (You need
to purchase domain and web
Complete control over the code and
Custom Plugins & Themes
“With great power comes great
Types of WordPress
Free (with paid upgrades)
Self-service + easy setup
SaaS: Automattic runs the
Beginner friendly: highly scalable
Limited customization / no plugins.
An Automattic Product
How Can I Use WordPress?
I mean, this looks geeky and
all. Will it be of any use to me?
You’re a college student?
• You can learn create your own cool personal website.
www.yourname.com and email@example.com looks great in your
resume = better chances of getting a job! (Hey you don’t need to be a
programmer to create a website using WordPress!)
• Start your own blog on a niche topic - adds to your resume in supporting
your job application. You can also make a side-income from blogging.
• Use WordPress in your academics - you can create an easy mini/main
project using WordPress (no more paying for pre-built projects!)
• Acquiring skills in WordPress can guarantee you a job. Mastering a
software that supports 26% of the web = guaranteed job! You can even
start making millions from a successful freelancing career
• Easy to learn (easier than you think!). Will help you kickstart your
You’re a professional?
• Creating your personal website needs 0 programming
knowledge and a ‘5 minute install’. www.yourname.com and
firstname.lastname@example.org looks great in your resume = better
chances of getting a job! Pro-tip: It makes you look supercool!.
• If you’re a programmer/lawyer/doctor/journalist/<enter-your-
profession-here>, a blog (preferably on your own domain) will
help showcase your knowledge and increase career prospects.
• Struggling in the IT industry? Learn WordPress development!
Start a successful freelancing career and quit your boring day
• Or better, join one of those millions of WordPress-
development companies. You can even work from home!
Running a Startup?
As a Tool To Power
WordPress for your corporate website
That’s what even Fortune 500 companies do.
WordPress For Your ECommerce Website
Learn from 39% of winning eCommerce stores that use WooCommerce
A WordPress plugin for eCommerce, from Automattic.
Create Your Custom Web Application
“All we did was we took a WordPress Blog and we skimmed it to say
Groupon and then every day we would do a new post with the points
embedded. […] It was enough to prove the concept and show that it was
something that people really liked.” - Andrew Mason, Founder of $5 bn
Groupon (NearBuy, in India)
Create Your Own Media
Most major media websites - from Time magazine to even Facebook use
WordPress in its many forms! Why can’t you? :)
WordPress as a SaaS Application
Built within barely a month using WordPress’s powerful plugin and content
management features. Sold later to CrazyEgg for millions of $$$