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Wordpress Theme for Content Site
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mwstrick

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Msg#: 3939524 posted 2:48 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm planning a content site where I want to have commenting on the articles, so I'm going to experiment with using Wordpress as a CMS.

I'm looking for some simple theme(s)that would work well for this, or some links to some example sites that I could show a developer and have them come up with a solution for me.

 

ergophobe

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Msg#: 3939524 posted 4:47 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Terms of Service prohibit me from linking to several commercial/premium themes because of the conflict of interest, "promotional" aspects.

Still, you can cruise through these:

[wordpress.org...]
[wordpress.org...]

Also, google searches on terms like "wordpress CMS themes", "wordpress magazine themes" "premium wordpress CMS themes" and things like that should bring up some of the better examples.

mwstrick

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Msg#: 3939524 posted 1:33 pm on Jun 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm looking for something where instead of having the long blog on the front page, it will be "page" and all the other other pages on the site will be "pages". Most the stuff I'm finding is too fancy/has a blog feel to it. I'll keep looking, but I'm about to draw up a schema and have a developer put something together. I thought maybe there was a free solution out there.

Marcia

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Msg#: 3939524 posted 1:54 pm on Jun 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm looking for something where instead of having the long blog on the front page, it will be "page" and all the other other pages on the site will be "pages".

You can do that even with the original default Kubrick theme or one of its later versions; just do all pages, not posts.

If I remember correctly, the home.php (as opposed to index.php) template is specifically customizable for the homepage. You can do just pages, not posts, and completely customize the page templates - as well as the archive template.

There are some tutorials for customizing Kubrick if you hunt around a bit. That's the original "default" used with WP so there should be plenty, in addition to there being some books that go into detail.

Here's the basic on pages

[codex.wordpress.org...]

As an alternative to the Plugin, WordPress will recognize a "home.php" document in your template directory and use it rather than index.php to theme your front page.

[edited by: Marcia at 1:59 pm (utc) on June 25, 2009]

mwstrick

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Msg#: 3939524 posted 3:28 pm on Jun 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

I didn't find a home.php file in either of the default themes that came with wordpress (Kubrick or the other one). I did download the "hybrid" free theme from wordpress and it has a home.php file. I'll poke around with it a bit and see if I can come up with something.

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