Anthony J. Pennings, PhD


WordPress Guru Skypes into NYU Class

Posted on | December 6, 2010 | No Comments

OK, so he is one of our own, but it doesn’t diminish Tony Zeoli‘s commitment to WordPress since its early days. Tony skyped in our Digital Media Management class last Thursday night to talk about WordPress, the open source blogging turned content management system increasingly being used by corporeals and corporations alike. WordPress is currently being used for some 12% of the top million websites according to an interview with its founder, Matt Mullenweg.

Anthony Zeoli

What started out as simple weblog software designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of blogs has turned into a web content publishing and management system that is powered by PHP, a general-purpose scripting language and MySQL, a relational database management system (RDBMS). WordPress is supported by a wide community of designers and programmers that has continued to improve its capabilities for personal or large-scale publishing with their focus on design aesthetics, publisher usability and web standards.

Zeoli is now the lead developer at the Reese Felts Newsroom at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Anthony J. Pennings, PhD has been on the NYU faculty since 2001 teaching digital media, information systems management, and global communications.


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