This past week, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee hosted the first ever WPCampus Conference. Although conferences already exist addressing web site development in Higher Education, this was the first conference that focused specifically on those who use WordPress as their Content Management System of choice. The conference was spearheaded by WP Crowd member Rachel Carden, and brought together approximately 150 attendees for two days of talks and workshops relating to the use of WordPress in an industry with more advanced challenges, including (but definitely not limited to): A web presence made up of multiple small sites or a WordPress MultiSite installation: Whether for division of content, load balancing, or permissions control, I found many of the attendees were managing more than one WordPress site to publish their institution’s content. WP Crowd member Mike Corkum gave a talk on how he manages the deployment of approximately 400 WordPress sites at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. You don’t usually hear about MySQL replication at the community based conferences. Practical Uses of the REST API: If you made a drinking game out of hearing the words
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