In this episode we’re talking new movie news for 2017, which ones we are looking forward to, and our picks to win at the box office, it is Nerd Brand after all. We have to cover the “nerd” part first. The brand part, is discussing our favorite Content management system: WordPress… All in this episode of Nerd Brand!

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  • Dr Strange
  • Blade runner 2
  • Another Aliens movie (sequel to Prometheus)
  • Beauty and the Beast (live action)
  • Guardians 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • John Wick 2
  • Wolverine 3
  • Pirates 5?
  • Kingsman 2
  • Transformers 5

WordPress

Origin –

It’s the successor of b2/cafelog 2001

History –

2001 – b2 cafelog launched by Michel Valdrighi.

2003 – Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little fork b2 and create WordPress.

2004 – Plugins are introduced with Version 1.2 (Mingus).

WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it.

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com –

WordPress.com is less flexible than the WordPress.org you download and install yourself.

Who uses it – https://wordpress.org/showcase/

23% of the top 10 million websites

Estimated 60% market share of all sites using a CMS

Businesses:

  • Sony music
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Uber

Celebrities:

  • Katy Perry
  • LL Cool J
  • Sly Stallone

Others:

  • BBC America
  • Canada.com
  • Official Star Wars Blog

Sites (%) versions online:

  • 32% of WordPress sites are running 4.6
  • 22.3% 4.5
  • 13.9% 4.4

Myths and Security –

2009 – 4 updates were done in a month due to discovered security breaches. Most were bad themes and plugins, but core was compromised. Security teams were quick to respond and patch the issue and nothing to this scale has happened since. Moral of the story is, update your stuff!

If you don’t like WordPress then stop whining and get involved! Most critics are NOT contributing because they can’t or won’t so their criticism seems a little envious.

It’s not a free-for-all:

There are 25 security experts with 50% of them working at Automattic full time. Core leadership team is Matt Mullenweg and 5 lead developers, and a number of core developers with permanent commit access.

Tips:

  • Use Strong Passwords
  • Give 2-step authentication a try

If there is a problem, report issues in support forums – but be NICE! It’s free not paid, these are fellow users and volunteers that are professionals.

Theme & Plugin Review vs Security vs Users.

Inclusion of plugins and themes in the repository is not a guarantee that they are free from security vulnerabilities. The WordPress Security discovers and works with author to fix theme or plugin issues.

Read more: https://vip.wordpress.com/security/

Fortune 500 and VIP clients of WordPress –

  • Univision
  • Washington Post
  • UPS
  • Variety

See a complete list of clients here: https://vip.wordpress.com/clients/

What’s it do for you –

For new business owners:

  • It’s fast.
  • It’s easy.
  • It’s free.

For growing businesses:

There’s a cost – see my blog post link

There’s maintenance (aka time) – because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

You’ll need a new site (theme) about every 2-3 years.

For a recommended list of Jason’s favorite WordPress plugins visit:

https://profiles.wordpress.org/batgeek#content-favorites

To view a demo of his theme “Molecule” go to http://molecule.element502.com or visithttp://snowconethemes.com for information about the small business program mentioned in the podcast.

Other reading is at WordPress.org : https://wordpress.org/about/

Have a good one and keep your Nerd Brand strong!

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