Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last 12-18 months, you’ve noticed the explosion of open source CMS platforms like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. And while WordPress’ lineage is squarely in blogging, both the community and the technology have come a long way in the last year. It’s now more than possible to build a great looking, functional corporate site on what used to be a blogger’s best friend. And that’s exactly the point of the upcoming The Business of WordPress conference to be held June 22-23 at GTRI.
While many conferences are looking to gather developers for a full-on geek-out, The Business of WordPress is aimed directly at the small to medium-sized business that should be benefitting from the platform. With the tools and people available, there really isn’t an excuse to have a crappy looking site anymore. So if you’re frustrated with the contents of your site and running a business is more important than teaching yourself how to code, then next week’s conference should be right up your alley.
And if you missed Friday’s deadline for the early bird signup, never fear: TechDrawl’s got your back. We’ve worked out a $75 discount for the first 15 readers to use the promo code ‘TechDrawl' on the register page. The discount applies to both the solo Conference pass and the upgraded Conference + Boardroom pass, which are $299 and $399 respectively before the discount.
We’ve also grabbed a behind-the-scenes look at the still-in-beta WordPress 3.0 for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the video below: