Building Custom CMS Applications on WordPress

It goes without saying that WordPress is not just for blogs but also the ideal platform for CMS applications.* In this talk I’ll show how WordPress can be used to build very specialized, custom CMS applications. Along the way, I’ll talk about the content-related considerations which go into rolling out a CMS application and illustrate with some of my recent work at MIT.

* Sorry I said it.

Check out Mitcho’s slides: Building Custom CMS Applications on WordPress

About the Speaker:
mitcho (Michael 芳貴 Erlewine) is a linguist, coder, and teacher in Cambridge, MA. He is the developer of the popular Yet Another Related Posts Plugin and HookPress, developedShrimpTest with Automattic (the company behind, has spoken at WordCampsaround the world, and is a founding organizer of WordCamp Boston. He has previously worked at Mozilla and has been a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan. He is currently a PhD student in linguistics at MIT.