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Beyond the WP theme: what's the strategy for turning WP into a CMS

 8:08 pm on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello again

So I decided to embark on the WP train ride. My goal is to use WP as a full-fledged CMS in order to power a site.

The site would have the following 3 fictive divisions:


I am reading the WP doc, but I need some expert advice, as the doc talks mostly about Themes. What strategy should I take in order to turn WP into CMS?

Basically, I want WIDGET_1 to be populated with one kind of posts, WIDGET_2 to be populated with another kind of posts, and BLOG to be a regular blog, but that excludes posts for WIDGET_1 and WIDGET_2.

A good example of this can be seen on this site: [thechurchoflondon.com...]

Making static pages for WIDGET_1 and WIDGET_2 wont do it, because I want the pages to be easily to update through writing posts.

I read a about Custom Posts, but I had trouble implementing it. Is this the solution?



 9:52 pm on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

well, the brute force approach would be that every post to one of those three areas gets tagged/categorized appropriately, and then the nhav links just link to the main category page.


 3:56 pm on Nov 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Okay ... have you looked at Advanced Category Excluder - [wordpress.org...]


 6:38 pm on Nov 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks lorax, this is amazing. I think I have the site structure right. Now to the difficult part: skinning it entirely.

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