I had a great time leading a three-hour workshop at the Community Media Workshop’s Making Media Connections conference. Here’s the Powerpoint from “Packing a Punch with WordPress.” The workshop was pretty hands on, and we mostly looked at things together on the Internet, but the presentation includes some useful lists such as:
- What to look for when evaluating WordPress themes
- What to look for when choosing WordPress plugins
- WordPress.com versus self-hosted WordPress
- My 10 Things to Ask your WordPress Developer For Small Advice post
Note: I removed some of the slides that are for live presentation purposes (agenda, guidelines, discussion questions).
There’s also the live blogger’s notes from my workshop up on Storify.
Also, let me say how much I enjoyed moderating the panel of tech leads from Obama for America campaign, who came to talk about the lessons learned from creating large-scale data management tools and web-based resources for the Obama. They are my kind of techies — funny, smart, and with great perspective on how technology and data are not there for their own sake, but to support organizational goals. I’ll add a link here when the podcast is available.