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The State of WordPress in 2014 and more

First posted on the website of the local WordPress usergroup WordPress Meetup SWFL

Video of Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word 2014” at WordCamp San Francisco a couple months ago. I always find listening to Mullenweg talk about WordPress fascinating. His poise and his passion have not diminished since he started out ‘Democratizing Publishing’ through Blogging and WordPress in 2003, when he forked an earlier blogging software and created an open-source community that spans the whole world. Get yourself some coffee, sit back and listen in on “The State of the Word 2014”.

The WordPress in Numbers

  • 23.6% of the web is powered by WordPress, from 17.4% in 2012
  • 785 contributers to WordPress core
  • 6,458 new plugins have been approved, bringing the total of plugins in the WordPress.org repository to 34, 016
  • 684 new themes were approved, an increase of 36% to a total of 2,781 Themes on WordPress.org. Note: this doesn’t count the 3rd party and premium themes that are available for WordPress ecosystem.
  • A total of 1,000,000 commits in the SVN repository (WordPress’s version control system), 22% happened alone in 2014.

WordPress Version used around the Internet

WordPress Versions Installed

If you haven’t installed 4.1 yet, don’t procrastinate any longer! 

See Slides of 2014 WordCamps in Florida:

  • Tampa (the slides are link from the sessions pages)
  • Orlando (no slide page yet)
  • Miami

 

After his presentation, Matt Mullenweg stayed around for a 45 min Q & A session.

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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Resources: Google For NonProfits

Introduction Slides of NFN4Good TechClub meeting December 2, 2014

Google For NonProfits

James McDonald walked us through the list of programs available via Google for Nonprofits for free if your organization is eligible.

Google for Nonprofits

Getting Started Links

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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Google for Nonprofits – December 2, 2014

“You are changing the world. We want to help.”

“Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours access to highly discounted or free products. These tools can help you find new donors and volunteers, work efficiently and get supporters to take action.”

Google offers a host of products and services for Non-profit organizations. Join us Tuesday, December 2nd for an exploration of these services, how to use them and how to leverage these services to enhance the effectiveness of your business and the services which you provide.

Our evening starts with a catered meal, sponsored by 501 Tech and NTEN, followed by our program. The program starts with a summary report of the lecture presented by Brian TC a policy analyst with Google. Following the summary report by Birgit, is the Google for Non-profits presentation by co-founder James McDonald.

We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, exchange ideas and best practices. #nptech #nfn4g #501swfl #net2

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL  (map)
(West side entrance – across Immokalee Road from Sams – park by the bus)

 Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Google for Nonprofits
  • Q & A
  • Catered by Nico’s Kitchen

Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for an evening of fellowship, support, networking and information. As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-) Don’t forget Giving Tuesday! #swflgives.

Hosted by:  Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good and James McDonald, Consultant.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

NFN4Good TechClub

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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Resources for nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesday and #SWFLGives

Slidedeck of November 4th, 2014 NFN4Good Techclub: What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday starts on Slide10

More resources on #GivingTuesday and #SWFLGives shared with participating agencies

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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What is #GivingTuesday – November 4, 2014

#SWFLGives via @nfn4goodWe have a day of Thanksgiving, two days of great deals in Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday follows CyberMonday, a day of global giving on December 2nd, 2014.

At November NFN4Good Techclub, we explore and discuss the ways your organization can use this global day of online giving. Learn how you can team up with other local organizations to increase awareness of #GivingTuesday in our community. We will discuss tips and tricks for your website which will streamline the donation process during your Year-End Fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL  (map)
(West side entrance – across Immokalee Road from Sams – park by the bus)

 Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • #GivingTuesday and Donor Management System
  • Q & A
  • Catered by Nico’s Kitchen

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Hosted by:  Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good  and James McDonald, Consultant.

Donate-Now-NFN4Good

Thank you to our Sponsors:

NFN4Good TechClub

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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GooglePlus Hangout: GooglePlus and Your Organization

As promised during out last week’s TechClub meeting we will have a Google+ Q & A. Learn why it’s important for your organization to have a Google+ presence.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 / 1:00 3:00 PM EDT
GooglePlus has received numerous updates in 2014 and the strong ties between Google Search, Google Maps and YouTube makes Google+ the go-to-place to control your visibility on the most used and second most search engine as well as the most used mapping software, especially on mobile devices.  You will need to have a Google+ account in order to participate and get your questions answered.    Join Google+ Event by NFN4Good

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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Social Media Surgery: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ – October 7, 2014

Social Media Surgery

It’s time for your annual Social Media Check-up. The Doctors are in again. Make your appointment to come in and get some “Social Media Surgery”.

That’s right, this month’s program is your chance to bring your Social Media Ailments in for a check-up. This program is a way in which we can share our challenges, frustrations, joys and successes.

We’ll start the evening with a report from our fearless leader Birgit Pauli-Haack who braved the trials and tribulations of San Francisco and Silicon Valley area to attend the NTEN conference. She had an awesome time and has some good feedback to share with us.

Register today we need to know how much Prime Rib (okay, maybe not) for dinner and to get an idea of how many extra chairs we’ll need. We look forward to seeing you at our newly sponsored venue, Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL  (map)
(West side entrance – across Immokalee Road from Sams – park by the bus)

 Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Social Media Surgery: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+
  • Q & A
  • Catered by Nico’s Kitchen

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Hosted by:  Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good and co-organizer James McDonald

 Thank you to our Sponsors:

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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Resources: Digital Storytelling Workshop

The Storify is now live on NFN4Good profile:

All slideshows were uploaded to Google Drive and are now available for viewing and download.

Introduction

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Robin De Mattia, Working with Photographers

Paula DiGrigoli, #Hashtag and Tagging

Sam Kelly, September is #HungerAction Month

Featured Image by Kerri Mehan, first shared on http://www.meetup.com/NFN4Good/photos/24257362/

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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Digital Storytelling Workshop – September 2, 2014

Digital StoryTelling Workshop NFN4Good TechClubWow, do I have a story for you! That’s how it all starts – with a story. Whether it’s about your latest success, a new employee, a grant received, a project begun, or any other newsworthy message from your organization that you want and need to share. We tell those things in a story.  In the past, we shared the story through the use of print media, advertising, networking get-togethers, and just telling friends and associates. Things have changed and are continuing to change.

So, how do we use the new tools available to spread our stories? That’s what this month’s NFN4Good/501Tech meeting is about. Digital Storytelling – the what, why, and how.

Vanderbilt Presbyterian ChurchJoin us at our new meeting location.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL  (map)
(West side entrance – across Immokalee Road from Sams)

Our Speakers and their topics

Robin DeMattia, is a journalist and marketing consultant. Robin will discuss working with photographers to capture images for marketing, media relations and storytelling purposes. Her top tip: Develop a comprehensive shot list and explain to the photographer why you need specific shots.

Paula DiGrigoli – is the executive director of NCH (Naples Community Hospital) Safe & Healthy Children Coalition.  Paula will explain and demonstrate how using a “Hashtag” and “Tagging” allows wide engagement and drives online storytelling via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Sam Kelly, is the social media manager of Harry Chapin Food bank. Sam will give us a behind the scene look at the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s local initiative for Sept 4th. This is National Hunger Action Day and  they are inviting everyone to wear orange in support of, and to promote Hunger Awareness.

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Hosted by:  Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good and co-organizer James McDonald

 Thank you to our Sponsors:

 

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

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Resources: Email Marketing for Nonprofits

Sponsors of NFN4Good Techclub SWFLWe had a great turnout at the August 5th meeting of the NFN4Good Techclub. The discussions among the attendees from various local nonprofits were very informative and lively. Everyone benefits from real life working knowledge exchanged by members.

Thank you to all present digital assets managers, community managers, communication directors, executive directors, consultants and volunteers board members of local nonprofits.

We also want to say a big “Welcome” to our new members:

I mentioned a lot of resources during the presentation and discussions. You will find them embedded in Storify with all links and mentions.

  • Email Marketing Slide Show published on Google Drive
  • Email Marketing Glossary published on Google Drive
  • Link to article on Fast Company on how to write better Subject lines to increase open rates
  • Link to “Email Services Provider Report 2014”  by Idealist Consulting and a few more details.
  • Tweets and graphics from the Social Webzes, too.

Thank you to our meeting sponsors: Venture X, NTEN, Netsquared, Techsoup and Relevanza.

If this peaked your interest and you’d like to participate in our future NFN4Good TechClub meetings, check out our Meetup space for future meetings and dates. 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida