September 11th 2013, 7 p.m.
Detroit Zoo (Ford Education Center Studios second floor)
Socializing and Networking after the meetup at Hi-Tops Bar and Grill
Creating a Blog on your website can do wonders for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). There are hundreds of tutorials and articles about why, so suffice it to say that putting a blog on your website is pretty important! A blog helps your site connect with visitors, let them know what's going on, and allow them to interact (if you have comments and social media buttons... you have those turned on, right?) with your company.
Wordpress is the number one blogging platform in the world, and in fact, Matt Mullenwig will be keynoting the Joomla World Confrence in Boston this year too! It seemed only natural to have a meetup on how you can use Wordpress as the best blogging platform to blog while using Joomla! for content management. Problem most site owners face is how to seamlessly integrate the two. It's not very professional to have one style for your business site, and another for the blog on a seperate subdomain... We have the answer!
Session: Wordpress to Joomla! Integration with CorePHP
With Wordpress for Joomla you have all the power of Wordpress inside your Joomla website - making blogging with Joomla fun!
It’s quick to install, easy to use, and you don’t have to buy an additional commenting extension - it’s all built in. Even your favorite Wordpress plugin will work right out of the box.
Wordpress for Joomla inherits the styles from your Joomla template. This means your blog will always match the theme of your website.
With Wordpress for Joomla you have a fully featured version of Wordpress working inside Joomla.
You can for example:
- style and customize any Wordpress template
- take advantage of the new menu system
- customize your header image as much as you want
- install any plugin available in the Wordpress directory
- take advantage of the modified TwentyTen theme (that inherits styles from your Joomla template)
This blog extension blends in smoothly with Joomla! You can show your Wordpress blog content in Joomla modules anywhere on your website, and you can also use Joomla! content plugins in your WordPress blog posts.
Manage multiple blogs with one installation
You can easily create and manage blogs for multiple websites with one single installation. Wordpress MU (multi-user) used to be a completely separate version of Wordpress, but this is now merged - and available in WordPress for Joomla.
Add pages to your blog
If you think you're just getting a blog, think again. With WordPress for Joomla! you can also create static content pages. Use this feature to add an "About Us" or "Contact Us" page, or other pages related to your blog.
Use Wordpress plugins to improve your blog
Wordpress has thousands of amazing plugins for improving your blog. Almost all Wordpress plugins now works with WordPress for Joomla!. You can install a whole range of plugins on your own, and it will work out of the box.
Access your blog on the go with your iPhone or Android device
Don't have time to blog at the computer? WordPress for Joomla! supports both Android devices and the iPhone app for WordPress, so you can create, publish, draft, and password protect your posts through your mobile device.
'corePHP' is known for providing quality products and services throughout the Joomla!, WordPress and Drupal industry. These platforms are the leading open source Content Management System (CMS) available on the market. Utilizing Joomla!, WordPress or Drupal, ‘corePHP’ develops and designs customized websites to organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to fortune 500 companies. Additional services include troubleshooting, custom application development, template conversion, and print design.
'corePHP' is a Michigan Company serving the world!
Steve Pignataro - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
The founder and co-owner of 'corePHP, Steven has been involved in Mambo and Joomla! from the outset, and has a strong understanding of their core functionality.
Creative programming abilities and an innovative imagination allow Steven to see possibilities beyond the basic software. User-friendly, unique and customized websites are his specialty, and he strives to provide customers with high quality technical support, powerful products and service for Joomla! sites.
Michael Pignataro - Vice President of Operations
Michael Pignataro is the Vice President of Operations for 'corePHP', LLC and co-founder of paGO Commerce. He oversees all aspects of marketing and sales for the 'corePHP'. He serves as professional Joomla! trainer for 'corePHP' and has led training sessions for community Joomla! and social media seminars.
Michael's combined experience in customer service and financial management makes it possible for 'corePHP' to offer high-quality enterprise products and services at an affordable price. He works hard to help 'corePHP' grow to new levels in the Joomla! community, and his philosophy is "If you can dream it, we can do it."