WordCamp 2006

WordCamp 06
Photo credit: cc Scott Beale (Laughing Squid)

This past saturday I had the pleasure of attending WordCamp, an all-day WordPress conference. It was really great. I met a lot of cool people, and got some really great information.

My favorite session was presented by Mark Jaquith. It was about using WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System). He gave some really great tips. The best, single bit of advice Mark gave, is don’t get hung up on language. WordPress uses names like post, comment, page, category, etc…, but that doesn’t mean that you have to use them that way. In the end, they are just different levels of organization. Mark showed some great examples (listed below) of non-blog websites using WordPress as a CMS. Some of them actually use ‘comments’ as content.

I actually want to give a special thanks to Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, and Barry Abrahamson. Not just for putting on WordCamp, and making a great product, but for giving me some of their time at the conference, and allowing me to pick their brains a little on the recent trouble I had with the site. Thanks guys! You rock!

Oh, and if you’re ever in the need of some professional help with your WordPress blog (or CMS), you should contact Mark Jaquith. He offers some great services, and he’s extremely knowledgeable.

WordPress as a CMS, examples (from Mark’s CMS session):
Twin Towers Alliance
mindshare interactive campaigns
WordPress Hooks Database
University of Florida News
Brad Sucks

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1 thought on “WordCamp 2006”

  1. I knew there was something that I wanted to do while I was in SF this weekend, I can’t believe that I let this pass me by. Thanks for the coverage.

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