Speakers: Toyin Akinmusuru

  • Toyin Akinmusuru: Building SaaS application with WordPress

    WordCamp Jackson 2019Speaker: Toyin Akinmusuru

    December 27, 2019 — Did you know that it is possible to create SaaS applications with WordPress? We will discuss some of the successfully created applications, and how to go about building one. We will cover what kinds of software makes sense to be a SaaS application instead of a standard plugin, and the kinds of built-in advantages WordPress add to the process. In addition, we will compare different options for provisioning new accounts and how to secure and scale your applications.

    The WordPress plugin ecosystem numbers in the thousands, but there is still a comparatively small set of software for the WordPress platform that goes beyond plugins. We will cover what kinds of software makes sense to be a SaaS application instead of a standard plugin, and the kinds of built-in advantages WordPress add to the process. Using Laravel as an example, we’ll also discuss the basics of how to integrate your application as well as compare different options for security and monetization.