User: A Business-focused WordPress. Launching on the Rainmaker Platform

Aaron Hockley presented tonight and you can view his slides here.

WordPress is open, and a web-based business has thousands of options for tools to help get the job done.  When it comes to blog posts, podcasts, forums, membership sites, SEO, e-commerce, and the other building blocks of a web business, there are endless options.  One new option is Rainmaker, fromCopyblogger Media, that packages a high-quality set of these tools in a premium offering for businesses, without the ability to add new plugins.  Learn how was recently launched using that platform as well as the thought processes in choosing a somewhat-closed version of WordPress.

Aaron Hockley is a photographer and writer with a background in technology.  He frequently writes about various topics around the intersection of the photography industry and tech industry.  Having founded WordCamp Portland, he’s also spoken at dozens of other blogging and online business events at the national, regional, and local level.