WordPress and business opportunities

I gave a talk on WordPress and business opportunities at the Open Weekends event at Chennai on May 25th, 2013. I explained the WordPress ecosystem comprising of premium themes and plugins, managed and hosted services and freelancing opportunities with WordPress. I followed it with a demo of using WordPress insisting on the use case that WordPress is just not a blog but a CMS that can be extended with custom post types. I was quite surprised that only a handful of the quite knowledgeable crowd were aware of WordPress software. Awareness about WordPress.com was better. Continue reading “WordPress and business opportunities”

WordPress 10th anniversary celebration at Coimbatore

WordPress birthday cake :)
WordPress birthday cake 🙂

I went for the WordPress 10th anniversary celebration at Coimbatore. The event was organized by Lakshmanan of AGT Electronics India, who has developed a popular plugin for feeding Facebook pages to WordPress. Though the attendance was low (Coimbatore is indeed a busy city with lot of web development agencies but those who engage and contribute to the community are not so many), we had a good discussion on everything WordPress and resolved to develop a tech community in the city.

Participants in the WordPress 10th anniversary celebration at Coimbatore.
Participants in the WordPress 10th anniversary celebration at Coimbatore.

WordPress powers one-fifth of the Internet today and provides business opportunities for thousands of developers all over the world. Personally, I have done nothing but WordPress for the last 5 years for my livelihood. And it is the time to say: “Thank you, WordPress.”