December 11, 2015 — According to some statistics, WordPress is used on nearly 25% of the entire World Wide Web; and is the content management system (CMS) of choice for nearly 2/3 of websites using a CMS. While the numbers within higher education may or may not match those, WordPress is heavily used within that vertical.
Many institutions are using WordPress to present their whole public-facing websites; some are using it to build large commons for their students and communities; some are using WP as a tool to help students build digital portfolios; and some are even building living textbooks with WordPress.
Within this talk, we’ll take a look some examples of WordPress as it’s used in higher ed, we’ll discuss some of the contributions that higher ed has made to WordPress over the years, we’ll explore some of the challenges faced in higher education, and we’ll look toward the future of WordPress usage in higher ed.
November 13, 2015 — Ho iniziato a lavorare con WordPress 4 anni fà perché, da frontend developer, adoravo la semplicità con il quale riuscivo a gestire tutte le difficoltà lato backend che un sito aveva, concentrandomi solamente sullo sviluppo del frontend. Parallelamente alla mia conoscenza strutturale del cms, cresceva anche il campo di utilizzo che ne facevo. Questo mi ha portato a sottolinearne i limiti, url rewriting, permessi e multi-site sono solo degli esempi. Da gran pigro quale sono però non mi andava di gettare uno strumento che conoscevo così bene e che, soprattutto, amavo così tanto. Ho preso la decisione più semplice, e cioè quella di tornare ad utilizzarlo come all’inizio, come un fornitore di dati, spostando tutta la gestione del frontend da un’altra parte. Il lavoro è stato arduo, ma il risultato è stato sorprendente.
October 7, 2015 — WordPress has came a very long way since the first release in 2003. The publishing platform is now being used in a variety of ways. We want to take the time to display a few projects where WordPress has been used in interesting ways.
September 15, 2015 — Custom post types, fields, and meta boxes all offer powerful ways to transform WordPress sites, but when you use all three together, the impossible becomes possible. In this talk I explore just how custom you can go by combining WordPress’ custom functions to solve a real-world problem. I also cover custom taxonomies, custom templates, and leveraging some basic PHP, featured images, and existing plugin functionality to take your custom post type even further.
Attendees should be comfortable with making changes to WordPress theme and/or plugin files.
September 5, 2015 — Once perceived as a mere blogging or small website tool, WordPress is an enterprise-grade CMS… stable, secure and scalable enough to be used on large websites. emagine is a leader in at acquiring large, lucrative WordPress projects and would like to provide insights and considerations for doing so.
– How to identify the most lucrative prospects
– How to pitch large projects (value proposition, differentiation, overcoming objections
– How to execute (IA, Project Management, Resources, post-launch support)
August 3, 2015 — I recently replaced a proprietary SaaS CMS for the largest school district in the state (Newark, NJ). We launched our 70+ schools sites on Aug 29, 2014 on top of WordPress. Our district site is 30,000 pages and 300,000+ media assets. In the end, we cut our annual web site management budget in half and have beautiful new web sites powered by WordPress that ease the pain points our content owners, administrators and technology coordinators have when managing their school websites. This presentation covers how this was achieved using WordPress, how it has solved many of the problems we were facing with our vendor-controlled proprietary system, and how we have embraced the concept of WordPress as an Application Framework, allowing us to create all kinds of sites, applications, and mobile apps directly from WordPress.
July 19, 2015 — With the release of the WordPress JSON API expected later this year, WordPress is primed to serve as a viable backend for single-page web applications of the future. The presentation will explain the benefits of using WordPress in this context and include a short demonstration to show how WordPress can be integrated in a typical single-page application technology stack.
July 15, 2015 — As WordPress gains more market share as the Content Management System of choice, how can large organizations start adopting this platform for their internal requirements? A discussion on the concerns and challenges that each organization would face while adopting to the platform and how enablers can help overcome those challenges.
July 14, 2015 — Passend zu unserem Motto “Erweitere Deinen Horizont · Teile Dein Wissen · Erlebe die Gemeinschaft” gibt uns David einen Einblick in den CMS-Garden.
Der CMS-Garden ist ein Zusammenschluss von ca. einem Dutzend der bekanntesten OpenSource Content Management Systeme, darunter die “großen Namen” wie WordPress, Joomla!, TYPO3, Drupal und Contao.
All diese System haben sich im Garden-Projekt zusammengeschlossen, um gemeinsam Marketing- und Lobbyarbeit zu betreiben, voneinander zu lernen und Wissen zu teilen.
David möchte das Projekt vorstellen, zeigen, welche Erfolge sie erreicht haben, wo man sich engagieren kann und gleichzeitig ein wenig Schleichwerbung für die anstehende CMS-Garden Konferenz im Oktober machen.
July 12, 2015 — With so many content management systems out there, why are so many people going to WordPress? What are the benefits and why is it better? We will be going through all these questions and outlining the main reasons why WordPress is so AWESOME, and how it compares to the other popular systems out there.