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Why WordPress is the framework of the future!

Why WordPress is the framework of the future!

My talk at FOWD London 2012.

Jack Lenox

May 15, 2012
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  1. Why WordPress is the framework of the future! By Jack

    Lenox
  2. WordPress is the most popular CMS on the web

  3. Its behind 14.7% of Alexa’s top million sites

  4. As of August 2011 it manages 22% of all new

    websites (in the US)
  5. You’re in good company...

  6. A few golden rules • Use as few plugins as

    possible • Always check through the WordPress function library when implementing something unprecedented http://codex.wordpress.org/ Function_Reference • Build advanced functionality into the theme rather than creating lots of extra custom plugins
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  8. Anatomy of a theme • header.php • sidebar.php • footer.php

    • index.php • archive.php • page.php • single.php • functions.php
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  10. Part 1 How to “deWordPressify” your site

  11. 1. Externalise your /wp-content/ directory

  12. Voila! (In wp-config.php)

  13. 2. Properly customise your login, registration and forgotten password pages

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  17. Login Page (In login.php)

  18. Login redirects (In functions.php)

  19. 3. How to use custom post types, and make the

    most of them
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  23. Custom Post Types (In functions.php)

  24. Part 2 Give users control over their own profiles and

    data
  25. 1. Front end profile management for users

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  28. 2. Custom fields in user management

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  30. Part 3 Really cool stuff

  31. 1. How to set up a highly customisable API for

    your site (really easily!)
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  34. 2. How to validate users and access user-specific data from

    a mobile app
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  38. I hope this proves useful, I’d love to know how

    you get on: @jacklenox jack@jottify.com