WordPress in Big Media (featuring The Telegraph)

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Often, it’s forgotten that WordPress can be used on very busy, dynamic sites with lots of contributors.  Although it has relatively humble blogging origins there’s no reason why it can’t be made to scale.  If you’re running a media group, WordPress can be a fantastic solution for publishing a lot of content with minimal overheads, low training costs and quick implementations – especially if you’re using the interconnect/it toolset.

In the second half of the presentation, Adrian McShane, who then worked at The Telegraph, presents about his work on the WordPress related projects there, the challenges they encountered and how they made things happen.

Please note – the video can take a while to get started.

PS. Since 2010 I’ve discovered the benefits of a hair trimmer, and I’ve learned a lot about creating engaging presentations that don’t go off on quite so many tangents. Nobody’s yet filmed any of my Skittle throwing moments, but I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Edinburgh UK 2012 – so why not come along, get free sweets, and enjoy the show?

David Coveney

David Coveney

Dave has been working in software development since 1988, starting with payroll development and then ERP consultancy for large corporates. He is a keen traveller, photographer and motorsport enthusiast, but now puts family first as he’s massively in love with his two little boys. Dave is still an early adopter. He was connected to the internet from his bedroom, way back in the eighties, had a personal website by 1994, was into the connected house in the late '90s, a smartphone by 2002, and a was the first in the office with a fitness tracker.