What is it? We’re calling it “WP Reasons” and it’s a public domain marketing flyer/brochure about the reasons to use WordPress, brought to you by some members of the WordPress community.
The flyer / brochure is a printable, one-page document explaining the reasons why WordPress is a great content management system for many types of projects. It’s a great fit for printing up at meetups and WordCamps for distribution, or sharing with clients or anyone interested in learning more about WordPress at a high-level.
Here’s a preview of the doc:
The project materials are on GitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and include:
- InDesign files and OpenSans fonts.
- An editable and printable PDF.
- A basic HTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. file containing just the text of the document.
- A png of the document.
The text in the document (not including the WordPress logo or trademark) is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication. Anyone can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Icons are from the Genericons project, a free, GPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples., flexible icon font.
Created during WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US 2015’s Contributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., the following people contributed to the initial version: Sarah Blackstock, Andrea Bishop, Collin Matthews, Gabriel A. Mays, Sara Rosso, Eileen Violini, and Andrea Zoellner.
It currently lives at my GitHub repo here: https://github.com/sararosso/WP-Reasons (and all of the above information is available there, too). Similar to the Security White Paper, I’ll host and accept multiple versions and translations for the rest of the WordPress community.
Share it, hack on it, translate it. Thanks to everyone who helped!