Mitch Canter – The Ultimate WordPress Experience
When Mitch started using WordPress in 2005 it had just introduced themes, static pages, and user roles. It has come a long way since then. Now it is a complete Content Management System with custom post types and taxonomies.Today about 14% of sites run on WordPress and many more people are considering switching over from other CMS platforms.
The Ultimate WordPress Experience
Wordpress is a powerful blogging platform, but the sheer volume of information that’s already out there is overwhelming! This session taught me that WordPress is so much more than just a blog. With so many features, both inherent in the program and via plug-ins, WordPress can easily support full websites making it a great Content Management System (CMS). As a CMS it is particularly well-suited for small businesses and entrepreneurs, people who typically need to DIY but wish to have a professional looking website. With thousands of plug-ins, it can be hard to know what search terms to even use when searching the web to find what you’re looking for, let alone choosing the right plug-in for your needs. I found Mitch’s advice, as well as his list of top plug-ins, invaluable in navigating the options associated with building the optimal WordPress site.
On September 14, Matt Mullenweg announced that WordPress was rethinking its use of the React.js library due to Facebook’s clarification on its patents. The short story: Facebook released React under a modified “open-source-ish” license (called BSD+Patents) that allow them to judiciously revoke the patent if a service violates the terms of service (specifically, if they…