Dude, We Are That Frog: The Story of Grist and WordPress

A session at WordCamp San Francisco 2012

Saturday 4th August, 2012

4:20pm to 4:40pm (PST)

Almost exactly a year ago, my friend Nathan and I attended our first WordCamp with an ambitious to-do list: learn the WordPress API, port two themes, import an archive of 13 years of content (39,000+ posts), launch the whole thing on the wordpress.com cloud and …. oh ya … help solve global warming. One year later, we’re back! And, after a year of work and extremely generous help from many people, we’re happy to report that … we did it! (Except the global warming part, that is still a problem.) This is the highly-abridged story of how Grist — the nation’s coolest environmental blog and magazine — went WordPress. I’ll share a few of the technical and business lessons we’ve learned this year, talk a bit about what it means to move an entire small media company to WordPress, and mention some of our successes and challenges since making the big switch.

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Matt Perry

technology director at Grist. always learning Spanish. Dogs. bio from Twitter

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Time 4:20pm4:40pm PST

Date Sat 4th August 2012


Fisher Banquet Hall, Mission Bay Conference Center

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