Marko Heijnen started writing basic code when he was 11. Then, in 2006, Marko started using WordPress for his personal site. His interest in working more in depth with WordPress began when he started using Custom Post Types in 2009. He started noticing some features he wanted to fix, and that’s how he got into back-end coding with WordPress. After working with the community he started speaking at WordCamps.
Brad – Private Stock Captain Morgan
Dre – Diet Coke
Marko – AfricCola
WordCamp Miami had over around 770 attendees! There were workshops for BuddyPress, WordPress for Beginners, and even a workshop for kids to learn WordPress.
After evaluating the Alexa top 5000 site index, 20-25% of the sample were found to use WordPress. They also looked at the top 20 plugins from the WordPress sites.
More than 97% of the updates made to 3.9.1 were automatic, rather than manually downloaded.
Dre – Optimizely provides A/B testing. It allows you to add variations to a specific page to test which variation makes the most sense.
Brad – Transients Manager is a plugin from Pippin Williamson. It helps manage transients, or expirable caches.
Marko – WP Central actively shows WordPress stats, downloads, updates, languages, and more.
WordCamp Philly 2014 – June 7-8th
WordCamp Chicago – June 13th-June 15th
WordCamp NYC – August 2-3rd