Radii started out in web design and development over 14 years ago after the dot com boom, back when “old school” programming was the norm. When we got into WordPress seven years ago, it blew us away with everything we could do with it – it’s proved to be much more than just a blogging platform and small-scale CMS – and we’re still exploring how we can use it better. Along the way, we’ve deployed implementations for small to mid size companies all the way to nationwide projects using WordPress, including complex projects for which WordPress wasn’t the obvious solution–but it was the best solution.
Presentation: WordPress for Big Business
Every project has its own unique requirements–some of them more “unique” than others. And sometimes the solution sits right under our noses.
Such is the case with WordPress. Everyone knows it excels as a blogging platform. No one would think twice about implementing it as a CMS for a small business. But what about using it for nationwide projects with daily users are anticipated to grow to the thousands?
Can WordPress actually go beyond its reputation as a small-site CMS? Or are the myths more founded than fiction?
In this presentation, we explore the big business applications of WordPress, sharing how we’ve used it in the past and shining light on its potential. Designed to help web entrepreneurs think outside the obvious, we’ll discuss the opportunities WordPress presents for big business, tips for pitching WordPress, and the best practices we’ve discovered along the way.
After all, there is one limiting factor of WordPress: your imagination.
What do you want people to learn from your presentation?
Keep an open mind, understand your client and their requirements and keep things simple.
What attracted you to WordPress in the first place?
The ease of use and how someone with very little experience publishing to the web can became very proficient quickly with WordPress.
What are you most looking forward to at WordCamp Toronto?
Speaking with other WordPress “enthusiasts” and seeing what they are doing with the platform.
Why did you decide to speak?
I wanted to help everyone see WordPress in a different light, sharing my “travels” with Radii and inspiring the community to think beyond the obvious with WordPress.
What is your favourite plugin or theme, and why?
This is a tough one, personally I’d have to say it’s the NextGEN Gallery plugin, I’ve used it for many years, posting to my personal blog about vintage motorcycles since 2009. Hasn’t let me down and really does what I need it to.
On a professional level, it would have to be Advanced Custom Fields for its ability to allow the team to customize sites and for it’s excellent back-end UI. Also WP Migrate DB comes in handy for moving across environments.