WordPress 5.0 – Beyond Blogs




34% of all websites on the internet runs on WordPress, making it one of the most popular content management systems in the world. Most of us know it as a blogging tool, but did you know that WordPress could be used to create websites, powerful web applications, or even mobile apps?

From building an eCommerce store to a full-fledged marketing or automation tool, the possibilities are endless. WordPress is powered by exceptional content management tools, a powerful theming system, plugins for extending functionality, and a robust REST API. Now with enhanced plugins and features such as Gutenberg in the latest edition of WordPress 5, using WordPress is easier than ever.

Join us for the 78th edition of FAYA:80 for a discussion on the latest developments in WordPress and how you can start building your websites and Apps on WordPress with Hari Shankar R, a technical support engineer at Automattic, the parent company of WordPress. We welcome all enthusiasts, programmers, project managers, hobbyists and all others who would like to start building interesting solutions using WordPress 5. 0.

Topics Covered

Introduction to WordPress 5 & overview of features
Live demo of WordPress installation, and set up
WordPress Theming system, Plugin API, and the REST API
Overview of the new Block Editor (Gutenberg)
Building an Application – creating, developing, and extending
Demo and Examples of web applications built using WordPress 5

Date and Place

Wednesday, November 6th at 5.00 pm| Floor of Madness, FAYA, Tejaswini -1, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram

Session

Techbites
WordPress 5.0 – Beyond Blogs (Hari Shankar R, Technical Support Engineer, Automattic)

About the Speaker

Hari Shanker R is a Technical Support Engineer at Automattic – the U.S.- based company – that is best known for WordPress.com. Hari has over 12 years of experience in web development – especially WordPress. At Automattic, he works on the eCommerce team, where he works on support, training, and product management for WooCommerce – the open eCommerce platform built on WordPress that powers 28% of all eCommerce stores.

Hari has used WordPress to build over 100+ websites and web applications of varying complexities for diverse clients including Fortune 500 companies, prior to joining Automattic. WordPress, FOSS, the GPL License, and the Open Web are his biggest passions, which is what led him to Automattic. A seasoned contributor to the WordPress open-source project (for the support as well as the community team), Hari has delivered talks on WordPress at different events including WordCamps (WordPress-based conferences) across India and North America. Hari is one of the co-organizers of the WordPress Kochi Meetup Group as well as WordCamp Kochi 2019 (the third edition of the first-ever WordPress conference in South India).

Prior to joining Automattic in 2016, Hari has worked in a diverse set of domains including Retail Banking, Print Journalism, Education/Training, Project Management, and Social Media Marketing, to name a few. A former columnist at The Hindu, and has also won awards for his work, including the runner-up position at the 2011 Mindful Leadership Award from the University of Dayton, Ohio. You can read more about Hari at and

About FAYA:80

FAYA:80 is a monthly technology hangout for technology enthusiasts by technology enthusiasts to break the ice, analyze and evaluate emerging trends in technology. Held on the first, second and third Wednesdays of the month at Trivandrum, Kochi, and Kozhikode respectively, the series stands for Free Knowledge Sharing and aims to provide an open platform for entrepreneurs, developers, and technology professionals to keep at par with the latest tools and technologies.


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WordPress 5.0 – Beyond Blogs

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