- This article is part of the Stack Overflow 2015 developer survey, so we are talking about developers here, not your everyday user. Still if you can bug a developer imagine how uneasy the user feels.
- WP trailed only Visual Basic and Salesforce CRM in the most dreaded category, out of 10.
- WP is a difficult platform to jump into and create something useful right away. The popularity of WP with users, currently 23.7% of all web sites means that developers don’t have many options other than to learn the idiosyncrasies of WP.
- Bring your wayward sites home.
- Transfer your external CMS to WP.
- Point your URL to a sub-level page. (The example given is that if you want to point to your blog, you can do so without the /blog in the URL).
- The process is different for WP.org (you do the hosting) and WP.com.
- Online Text & Screenshots – 63%
- Video Tutorials – 35%
- 1 on 1 Training – 33%
- Workshop / Class – 24%
- 1 on 1 Online – 22%
- Online Course – 21%
- Books – 16%
As many ways as there are to learn anything – your performance may vary.
- This is currently a plugin but will eventually be merged with core.
- I turned out to be a BIG project.
- Backward compatibility has been a big issue.
- Tom Ever’s personal picks.
- He makes the point that Free ==> Crappy Themes is not longer the case.
- Most of the usual bells and whistles – parallax for example.
- Ideally you should be developing your website offline and move it online to make it live.
- Various stacks make it easy to set up your own private computer Unix server.
- My favourite is Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV
- You will need to set up a free GitHub account to get at this, but why wouldn’t you?
- There are lots of moving parts. This is not a simple process, but it is doable without too much hassle.
- Just a reminder that WordCamp videos and slide decks wind up here – for free.
- I watched this on the treadmill this afternoon: David Cowan: Before the Shopping Cart – A Primer on eCommerce Business Models | WordPress.tv
- The quality of the broadcasts continues to improve. (I’ll admit I am sensitive to sound quality – something to do with my hearing aids).
- Hopefully at some point they will move to close captioning.
- Podcast with Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch and guest Bob Dunn. (I’m pretty sure Bob Dunn put together the survey in item #3)
- Peter Suhm, creator of WP Pusher talks about the issues of using Git and WP together.
- Git is a commandline versioning program and should be capable of moving and staging a WP sit from your computer sandbox to the server.
- Bootstrap is the grid framework behind Twitter, and can be used with most CMSs, including WP.
- Version 3.0 upped the game last year and V 3.1 introduced SASS control (for CSS).
- Bootstrap is the main competitor for Zurb Foundation, but has been around longer and is more widely used.
- You can do direct searches in the WP.org repository for these frameworks: