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The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress – Part one: 101 Techniques for a Powerful CMS using WordPress

May 5th, 2009

This is the first article in the three-part series, “The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress”. Throughout this article, we’ll be focus on many WordPress Theme hacks, ideas, tips and useful tutorials you need to have ready in hand when developing WordPress websites.

The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress – Part 2
The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress – Part 3

There are some technical stuff we have to get out of the way first. Let’s take a look at useful, yet rather unknown techniques for a powerful CMS using WordPress. Each section of the article presents a suggestion and provides you with an explanation of the solution for each suggestion.

WordPress CMS Hacks and Tricks

1. Create a static home page

By default, a WordPress home page shows chronological blog post entries — with the most recent post at the top. If your goal is to have a WP-created Page with static information, WordPress will allow you to select a different page as your home page so that you can display more traditional content like information about yourself or your business.

How To »

In your admin area, just go to Setting » Reading. Here you can decide if your home page will display your blog posts or a static page, if you choose a static page you can also choose which page to be your home page from the select box.

Points to take care »
  • First problem you may run into when you make a static page your home page is that the link to that page now appears in the main site navigation. Usually the page called “Home” in the main site navigation. This tutorial shows how to remove one of those links from your site navigation so that visitors to your site are not confused by the duplicate link.
  • The second problem is you will see that link again in the sidebar widget, the fix is pretty simple. The WordPress Pages navigation widget now allows you to exclude any page from its links by inserting the Page IDs of pages you want to exclude into the “Exclude” box in the Pages widget.

2. Customized Navigation bar

Adding too many pages to a WordPress blog that has a navigation bar in the header can really make your WordPress blog a mess. There are options to control what pages are shown in the navigation bar and even a way to add external links.

How To »

The Template Tag, wp_list_pages(), displays a list of WordPress Pages as links. It is often used to customize the Sidebar or Header. You can simply edit the header.php file and exclude any page id you want, you can also include the pages you want. So now the code of the top nav bar will look like this:

<ul id="pagenav">
       <li class="<?php if ( is_home() ) { echo 'current_page_item'; } ?>">
             <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>">Home</a>
       </li>
       <?php wp_list_pages('sort_column=menu_order&depth=1&title_li=&exclude=17,38' ); ?>
</ul>
Creating Two-Tiered Conditional Navigation in WordPress »

A common navigational scheme, parent pages on top and child pages (if they exist) on bottom:

How To »

Darren Hoyt goes through a nice solution to help us: 1) query the page, 2) determine if there are child pages, and 3) properly highlight both the .current_page_parent and .current_page_item links.

<ul id="nav">
<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1'); ?>
</ul>

<?php if($post->post_parent)
$children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->post_parent."&echo=0"); else
$children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->ID."&echo=0");
if ($children) { ?>
<ul id="subnav">
<?php echo $children; ?>
</ul>
<?php } else { ?>
<?php } ?>

And then he show us how to use CSS to make sure the :active and :hover states display correctly whether or not subpages exist — if they do, the primary nav uses current_page_parent, if they don’t, it resorts to simply current_page_item.

Use breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are great for so many reasons: usability, SEO, etc. In terms of plugins, there are many options, my favorite is Yoast’s Breadcrumbs, because it’s easy to implement. Another breadcrumbs plugin, gives you a new template tag called breadcrumb_trail() that you can place anywhere in your theme. Once that’s done, it’ll display a hierarchical menu of where the current visitor is on your site. It’s quite useful if you have more than a few pages or posts.

3. Making Your Content Unbreakable

There is one big drawback to using WordPress as a CMS: the lack of custom content types/groups, an area where developers put restrictions on how clients insert content. This is fairly easy to do with some knowledge of custom fields, but can be a little complicated if your client is new to WordPress. Developers must create workarounds to keep the content clean, portable and relatively unbreakable. Darren Hoyt discussed some solutions for this issue, probably not the best solution out there but could get the job done.

How To »

Luckily, WordPress has a solution for us. Liam is using a little something called add_meta_box. This is a detailed and quite useful tutorial on creating custom write panels for the WordPress Write Post page. Custom write panels are most useful for customized installations of WordPress and could be used to add many different types of information into a post both easily and quickly.

This is is a great example of how useful and flexible Custom Fields can be in developing a full CMS with WordPress.

How to preset text in the WordPress post editor »

There are built-in actions and filter hooks that allow us to change things. Justin Tadlock is showing us how to use a simple filter to preset text in the WordPress post/page editor. This technique will work with both the visual and HTML editor. This technique might be very useful for clients who want to create a new page and not sure how to start, you can just create a demo text for them and they will just modify using your template post.

All you have to do is open functions.php in your favorite text editor and input this PHP code:

<?php
add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_editor_content' );
function my_editor_content( $content ) {
$content = "<h3>Title of the first paragraph</h3>
<p>description</p><p class='img'><img src="" alt=""/></p>";
	return $content;
}
?>

It’s as simple as that. Just a few lines of code. I added here some XHTML code so the client won’t need to do this himself.

4. How to widgetize your theme

WordPress Widgets are also known as “sidebar accessories” which are WordPress Plugins or add-ons to your WordPress blog sidebar. This could come in handy for your client, WordPress Widgets allow the easy addition of design elements, gadgets, content, images, and more to your WordPress sidebar to personalize the blog without knowing HTML, PHP, or any code.

How to Widgetize Your WordPress Footer »

Many themes have a widgetized sidebar or even two. But what about widgetizing your WordPress footer. Sometimes it’s a good to have widgets at the bottom of the blog for links to other posts and maybe some details about yourself. In this simple tutorial you will learn how to create 3 footer widget areas which can be edited from the admin area of your WordPress installation.

Simply open your functions.php file in your current theme folder, and replace the current sidebar widget code with the one below:

<?php
 if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') )
 register_sidebar(array(
 'before_widget' => '<li id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
 'after_widget' => '</li>',
 'before_title' => '<h2 class="widgettitle">',
 'after_title' => '</h2>',
  ));
  register_sidebar(array('name'=>'subfooterleft'));
  register_sidebar(array('name'=>'subfootercenter'));
  register_sidebar(array('name'=>'subfooterright'));

What this does is registers 3 sidebars called subfooterleft, subfootercenter and subfooterright which will correspond to the left, center and right widgets in the subfooter. A detailed tutorial would be great for you to guide you through the steps of styling the footer widgets, adding the markup and finally adding the widgets through the Admin area » Widgets

How to widgetize your page menu in WordPress »

We all feel the pain of having to customize our page menus for pretty much any WordPress theme. There are several methods that people have been trying to overcome this one frustrating thing with WordPress, but the method Justin Tadlock is describing here is easy and requires little coding. Your theme needs to use the wp_page_menu() function to add its page menu so you can completely widgetize your menu.

Open your theme’s functions.php file and add the code below:

<?php

register_sidebar( array(
	'name' => 'Page Menu',
	'id' => 'page-menu',
	'before_widget' => '<div id="page-nav">',
	'after_widget' => '</div>',
	'before_title' => false,
	'after_title' => false
) );

add_filter( 'wp_page_menu', 'my_page_menu' );

function my_page_menu( $menu ) {
	dynamic_sidebar( 'page-menu' );
}
?>

Now, head over to the Widgets page in your WordPress admin. Select the Page Menu widget area and create your menu there using the different methods described in this great tutorial.

5. Custom post and page templates

Page templates let you change the design and/or functionality of particular pages by using a certain template. This new Page Template will then override the default page.php Page Template included with your Theme. If you want to use another page template, simply open your Write Page admin panel » Attributes and select the template you want for that page. More details can be found here.

Set Up Custom WordPress post Templates »

You can use a specific post template for single posts that you want to function differently. In a recent project i worked on, i didn’t want the posts in the news category to look or behave like the rest of the posts, i thought it would be better to have another template for the posts in the “news” category. I found a smart solution, you will need to put only the code below in your single.php file in your current theme folder:

<?php
$post = $wp_query->post;
if ( in_category('13') ) {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/single13.php');
} else {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/single1.php');
}
?>

Here we are telling WordPress: If the post is in category ID number 13, display single13.php. If not in category ID number 13, display single1.php. Now you just create 2 new files “single13.php” & “single1.php”, and do whatever you want to do. From this, you can make as many single post page looks as you want, as long as they are styled by their category.

WordPress Single Post Templates– this post goes through a simple technique to have post templates like page templates. Austin recommends using a filter in your functions.php. Here’s the code to add to your theme’s functions.php file. (be sure you paste this code between tags):

add_filter('single_template', create_function('$t', 'foreach( (array) get_the_category() as $cat )
{ if ( file_exists(TEMPLATEPATH . "/single-{$cat->term_id}.php") )
return TEMPLATEPATH . "/single-{$cat->term_id}.php"; } return $t;' ));

This technique solve the multiple categories issue (a post is included in more than one category) since it cycles through all the categories in the array and checks to see which one of them has an associated post template. When it finds one, it uses the post template file, but if it doesn’t, then it falls back on the default single.php template.

6. Permalink Structure

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings. We won’t go through the usual techniques to how to beautify your links and get rid of the post id at the end of the url, display date, etc…

Advanced Customization of WordPress Permalink Structure »

Here is an advanced tutorial for customizing your permalink structure of WP’s pages system.

How to remove the “category” suffix in the category permalinks

Today we want to check out “>how to make your category url don’t look like they are blog categories, so instead of:

http://yoursite.com/blog/category/category-title/

We have:

http://yoursite.com/category-title/
How to remove Category Base from WordPress Permalinks

Some bloggers do not want to have any category base in their Permalinks structure. WordPress does not allows you to do it. Here is how you can get it done.

7. Create a sitemap for the whole website

Google XML Sitemaps– This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Everytime you edit or create a post, your sitemap is updated and all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified about the update.

8. Disable Comments and Trackbacks

Now you want to disable comments on your blog, go to Discussion Settings » Default article settings to disable the comments on your blog. You can also edit your single.php file and delete the code that calls the comments.php file.

9. Use PHP in your pages and posts

Conventional ways of creating advanced pages in WordPress was to create all your XHTML/PHP/CSS in a template file and then create a page and link the two, this works, but you end up with loads of template files and editing them is a pain and not very manageable.

Using one of these 2 plugins will allow you to easily add any code such as XHTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript directly inside of the post box for your posts and will be executed as it should be.

Exec-PHP or runPHP plugins to executes PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.

10. Creating Custom Content Type with Flutter

Flutter is made precisely for CMS-making, allows you to create custom Write Panel (Posts, Pages, and Theme Options). This, basically, is a custom content type in which you can add your own fields. So, if a WordPress installation gives you two different content types (Post and Page), Flutter enables you to add more Write Panels to your likings. You can create any type of field (File Uploads, Audio, Video, Checkboxes, Dropdowns) to make as simple as possible for your client or yourself to enter content.

Things To Consider When Using WordPress as a CMS

There are the certain points we need to think about before choosing and designing a website where WordPress will be used as the CMS. Devlounge has shared “Things To Consider When Using WordPress as a CMS“, this is a must read post for anyone thinking about using WordPress as CMS. Below you will find just few of the points, you need to check out this article to get a better understanding.

  • Is WordPress the correct CMS? Will it fit the needs? Is the translations available for the WordPress backend good enough? How will it be upgraded?
  • Will I need to extend WordPress using plugins? Are any hacks to the core necessary, because if they are, how will I make sure that these won’t break when the core is upgraded?
  • What types of content will there be, and what should be deemed static (i.e. use Pages), and what is flowing updates (i.e. Posts)? How will I present this, and what is the main type of content?
  • How will the permalink structure be? Should it really say “category”, why not “view” or “updates” or something else?

WordPress CMS Theme Implementation Tutorials

WordPress CMS Part 2: Theme Implementation– A very detailed tutorial taking you through the steps to create your CMS featured theme.

WordPress CMS Part 2: Theme Implementation– A very detailed tutorial taking you through the steps to create your CMS featured theme.

How to Use WordPress for a Portfolio Site – Part 1 & Part 2– Using WP for a portfolio site (primarily graphics and design-based).

How to use WordPress to run a magazine, news website

Must Read Posts

Five Ways to Familiarize Clients with WordPress– What developers have tried to make their clients more comfortable with WordPress. Here’s a wrap-up of the best and most common suggestions.

Don’t mess with my Toot Toot– This is a tutorial about a plugin the author created to add a very simple new and different type of post.

Using WordPress as CMS– A series of posts on Using WordPress as a CMS – from the more theoretical to the more practical (sub)topics.

WordPress as a CMS– In this screencast, Chris Coyier shows off a number of WordPress features that make WordPress very “CMS-like”.

Please share your experience and what was the best techniques you found to be very useful when developing WordPress as a true CMS platform.

The jungle is alive: Be it a collaboration between two or more authors or an article by an author not contributing regularly. In these cases you find the Noupe Editorial Team as the ones who made it. Guest authors get their own little bio boxes below the article, so watch out for these.

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Edmundo Junior
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7 years 19 days ago

Just what I need!

alex
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7 years 19 days ago

just what everybody needs!!

Marvin
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7 years 18 days ago

yap, right!

Freddie
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6 years 4 months ago

ohh yeah! exactly the information I needed.

Website Design
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6 years 14 days ago

Great post!

jamland
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jamland
6 years 2 months ago

agree! very useful stuff

manS
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7 years 18 days ago

Absolutely right..

Frog
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7 years 4 days ago

Well I need it that’s for sure!

JamieO
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7 years 19 days ago

Great list – #3 is of particular interest to me.

For #5 about category / post templates, you might also want to take a look at Idealien Category Enhancements which I wrote. It gives the ability to select category / post templates through the admin menu like page templates. You’re no longer confined to category-##.php based naming or complex nested logic about which categories use which template.

Noupe
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7 years 19 days ago

@JamieO interesting plugin, a real time saver. I will definitely add it to the next post showcasing the best plugins in this series.

BadCat
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7 years 19 days ago

Yike – I’m glad it was just 10 things and not 101 ;-)

Good list – thanks!

Ashton Sanders
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7 years 19 days ago

Haha, that is almost exactly what I was going to say. hahah. I would have been here all night (and they would have been working for months).

Thanks for the list! Super useful stuff.

Adis
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7 years 19 days ago

I count there is only 10, not 101, right?

Cory
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Cory
7 years 19 days ago

“101” sometimes means basic or important. When you google for “learning spanish” for exampleyou will get results saying “learning Spanish”
What a great post, pretty sure you guys spent a lot of time working on it :)

Cory
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Cory
7 years 19 days ago

Oops, I meant you will get search results with titles saying “learning spanish101”

Noupe
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7 years 19 days ago

Thanks Cory, exactly what i meant.

BadCat
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7 years 18 days ago

“Beating a dead horse here…”

Usually the format puts the “101” at the end of the item in question. Hence, Spanish 101 vs. 101 Spanish. That’s what was confusing about 101 Techniques instead of Techniques 101.

OK, enough already – it’s a good post, all that matters ;)

Michael Savage
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7 years 19 days ago

Wow. This is really a great list! Love it! Keep up the good work!

Martin Bavio
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7 years 19 days ago

(101 – 1) / 10 techniques?
101/10 – 0.1 techniques?
101e2 / 200 – 41.005 techniques?

Damn, it´s late :P

Good tips!

AnnRan
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7 years 19 days ago

Perfect timing! I’m investigating using WordPress as a web site option – I’ve had some artist friends ask me about creating web sites for them. The more I learn about WP, the more I realize it will work very well. Tips like these are wonderful to find since I’m just learning my way around WP. Thanks!

taylan
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7 years 19 days ago

Great list. Can be added forum, download and directory plugs and pages.

Andris
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7 years 19 days ago

This article come at the absolute right time for me. Gonna start using WordPress as a CMS for customers. Thanx a lot for the helpful links. You rock!

Semblance
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7 years 19 days ago

The universe works in mysterious ways. This is (as mentioned a few times, but I will again) such good timing. Thanks a mil… don’t take to long with the parts to follow ;-)

eddie
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7 years 19 days ago

pretty nice!thanks

KMS
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7 years 19 days ago

Beautiful – an amazing and timely resource, especially for those of us who don’t necessarily want to get into WPMU/Buddypress quite yet – thank you.

Patternhead
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7 years 19 days ago

Fantastic resource for reference.

Sure to come in handy in the future so thanks for sharing.

Jay August
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7 years 19 days ago

Perhaps in the next part of these tutorials, you can discuss the excellent More Fields plugin, which creates Drupal-like content types in WP, for posts and/or pages and saves the hassle of adding custom fields to your posts.

You should def look into it, it’s a great addon for WP!

Noupe
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7 years 19 days ago

Will add that plugin too, thanks for sharing :)

insic
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7 years 19 days ago

awesome post! a lot to try and practice.

Gregory Raby
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7 years 19 days ago

I’m surprised you don’t mention any “performance” or security plugins. Caching, setting up multiple languages, preloading, leveraging Flickr / Picasa as Content Delivery Networks are definitelly in the list that you need to know to make WP a powerfull CMS.

Can’t wait for the part 2 :)

Greg

Noupe
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7 years 19 days ago

The plugins post in this series will have some of these ideas, coming soon!

Danh ba web 2.0
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7 years 19 days ago

Useful tip. Thanks a lot !

nomad-one
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7 years 19 days ago

I’ve been looking forward for this series to get started for a while now. Thanks for these tips. Looking forward to future editions.

I teach the basics of wordpress coding as a short-course so these little tips are really great for my students!

Tom
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Tom
7 years 19 days ago

All these techniques are useless when you content manager or editor is the secretary of the boss. The most important technique is teaching the user’s how to use a CMS. Otherwise all the above will be a waste of effort.

Noupe
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7 years 19 days ago

@Tom you are right only if the secretary can’t add text in a text field.

Linus Bohman
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7 years 19 days ago

I’ll echo Jay on the More Fields plugin – it makes setting up user friendly custom fields a snap. Here’s the link:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/more-fields/

Lee Munroe
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7 years 19 days ago

Great resource, lots here. I’m going to have to come back later and check out the extra links

Elio Assuncao
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7 years 19 days ago

Good selection of tips, will implement on my site some. Thanks

Hiranthi
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7 years 19 days ago

The code for $children in point 2 (customized navigation bar) can be reduced to a single line (instead of the if/else in the example):

post_parent)?$post->post_parent:$post->ID)).’&echo=0′; ?>

Hiranthi
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7 years 19 days ago

Right.. I see that doesn’t work.. Another try:

<?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=&depth=1&child_of=’.(($post->post_parent)?$post->post_parent:$post->ID)); ?>

Hiranthi
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7 years 19 days ago

Forgot to add the echo=0:

<?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=&child_of=’.(($post->post_parent)?$post->post_parent:$post->ID.’&echo=0′)); ?>

Horia Dragomir
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7 years 19 days ago

Thank you for this great write!

I think it’s missing a bit on galleries and how to manage them, though.

anna maria lopez lopez
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7 years 19 days ago

Great article! WordPress can be a great CMS if you follow these techniques.
thanks for the compilation!

anna

b00m
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7 years 19 days ago

Wow!
Very useful for me & other WP template creator.
Tnx for this great article! worship ^^’

Jarod Taylor
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7 years 19 days ago

Killer post, guys.

*bookmarked*

gideon
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gideon
7 years 19 days ago

Enjoyed it as much as I thought I would!
Great post!

Gideon

Chon
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7 years 19 days ago

This is a great writeup. Although, do you have any tutorials on how to change permalinks from showing the ID to a pretty one? I tried to change it in the settings and all the links stopped working. So I had to revert back. Any ideas?

Hiranthi
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7 years 18 days ago

Could be that your hosting doesn’t support it, or WP couldn’t write/edit the .htaccess file it needs for using the permalinks.

Jamie Brown
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7 years 19 days ago

Love the add_meta_box one. How many times have clients broken a site by trying a little too hard?!

David Watson
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7 years 19 days ago

Great article! Very informative. I will hopefully now have the information I need to start using WordPress as a CMS for my clients. Thanks!

Tom - New Evolution Designs
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7 years 19 days ago

Great post!

(dugg!)

sean steezy
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7 years 18 days ago

hot damn thank you very much!

Sudeep Bhaumick
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7 years 18 days ago

This is really good stuff… Thanks a lot…

Remco
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7 years 18 days ago

thanks for this very usefull info!

Hillbilly
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7 years 18 days ago

Fantastic!

Of most interest to me is the ability to create footer widgets! I can think of all kinds of uses for that.

THanks Noura,

Jeromy (AKA Hillbilly)

Chetan Madan
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7 years 18 days ago

Great Post!

AHaN
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7 years 18 days ago

Fantastic articles!I love wordpress.

PimpMyWordPress
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7 years 18 days ago

Another great post! Thanks a lot for sharing.

knoli77
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knoli77
7 years 17 days ago

Love wordpre, thank you for the post.

Patricia
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7 years 17 days ago

I needed this article so badly right now…

Kent Ng
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7 years 17 days ago

Great post!

Thank you.

jesse
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7 years 17 days ago

Nice write-up, I still find new solutions and plugins after working with wordpress as a cms for quite some time. Glad it’s still evolving.

There’s a typo, however, after “How to remove the ‘category’ suffix in the category permalinks”. You broke the hyperlink ;)

Custom Website Design
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7 years 17 days ago

It’s great to find such a well laid out article, thanks for sharing information

Walldo
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7 years 16 days ago

I am going to be the administer for my college media (newspaper/tv/radio) website next year and I demanded we switch from College Publisher to a better system.

These posts could not have come at a BETTER time. Thank you.

Jim
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7 years 16 days ago

Some very good tricks and tips… I’ll be keeping an eye open for future posts and helpful information. Thank you.

perz
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7 years 16 days ago

good job!

TJ @ Smart Blog Tips
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7 years 15 days ago

Wow great post… I wanted to write something on similar lines… But hey this is much better…

Thanks for referencing to my post for removing category base from Permalinks.

Regards
TJ

Wordpress Twicks
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7 years 14 days ago

Hay nice Web you got man.. Its Really amazing and help full

RD
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7 years 14 days ago

Great article indeed! I could have used this a month ago, had to learn a lot of stuff the hard way. But it was worth it, this will serve as a good reference point for future!

thanks
RD

Asad
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Asad
7 years 10 days ago

Thank you for this greaaaat guide… Now the same thing i am looking for integrating an ecommerce solution. Trying to avoid the hard way. Can someone point me ?

Ejaz
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Ejaz
7 years 6 days ago

Thats a great article, I was searching for a good quality guide for WP as a CMS.

Thanks

shahz
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7 years 4 days ago

Now, on the first step, if you have set a static page as the home page, what do you set as your post page? I mean, how to setup a posts page?

HelloNingbo
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7 years 1 day ago

WOOOW !!! This article is awesome, so useful ! THANK YOU Noupe !
I have been testing dozens of plugins but found 2 in your list that I still hadn’t noticed. :)
By the way I was looking for a “comments notification” plugin and found 2:
– “comment-reply-notification” is great and easy but lacks of an unsubscribe option if one wants to stop following a thread. A pitty…
– “subscribe-to-comments” which seems to be a bit outdated (compatible up to 2.3.1) and not very intuitive.
Anyone knows a third alternative ? Thank you Guys !

nathaniel hansen
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6 years 11 months ago

Such a great tutorial! Thanks for putting this together. I’ve been using WP for a while and there are some great tricks you’ve included here. Cheers!

cms theme
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6 years 11 months ago

Wow its really amazing featured u have lots of great ideas and very useful to everyone to use it. Well done my friend.

Egg Web Design
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6 years 11 months ago

Another great post, thanks!
John

Tiho
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6 years 11 months ago

Now I am very keen on these maps and I would like to thank you for this detailed information.You help me a lot.I so much looked at such information and I found it at last.Keep it up!

Arrohwany
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6 years 11 months ago

Wow, This very very good job
I Love it!
Thanks

Karen
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Karen
6 years 10 months ago

Thanks for the info on setting up WordPress as a CMS. I’ve set my page named “Home” as my static front page, but the heading on the page is now “Home” above the main text content.

How can I customize the text to be something other than “Home” for the frontpage?

mark coyle
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6 years 10 months ago

great site a very helpful informations.thamx

Charlotte
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6 years 7 months ago

Thanks for an excellent post – extremely helpful.

Lav
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6 years 7 months ago

Wow, what a great post. Thank you so much!!

Matt Houldsworth
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6 years 7 months ago

Hi

Great post, I currently use WordPress for many of my websites. I am an affiliate marketer and I need to be able to create sites quickly with minimum of fuss. WordPress is so much more than a blog, and with a little thought can be used for many other applications.

Nice work

Matt Houldsworth

Tiago
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6 years 7 months ago

Excellent article, guys.
We’ve recently started implementing WordPress as a CMS for smaller clients, and these tips have proved invaluable.
A big thanks from a new noupe subscriber.

Belta Blog
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6 years 6 months ago

Truly useful resource! Thanks a lot.

decha kunla
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6 years 6 months ago

Really nice article, i read entries blog afternoon then add it to my bookmarks and wait for your next article, i plan follow as you.

Thanks so much
decha kunla

Rodrigo Flores
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6 years 6 months ago

I am currently (and finally) developing my personal site and I happened to run into this post… BY FAR one of the most useful ones I have ever come across. Thank you.

Kim Phillips
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6 years 6 months ago

Thanks noupe for this great post!
I am currently working on a site for a client using WordPress as a CMS.
The client has never used WordPress before; The preset text filter & using WPlite recommended by Five Ways to Familiarize Clients with WordPress will greatly help to provide a more intuitive experience for my client in the WordPress admin area.
Thanks again!!

i_sv
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6 years 6 months ago

Thank you for a great post and only this one. ;)
I just wanted to mention it’s very disappointing to find a broken link instead of very promising article “The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress”.

:( Can it be recovered? If it’s gone forever, what’s the reason?

hal? y?kama
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

Thanks noupe for this great post!
I am currently working on a site for a client using WordPress as a CMS.
The client has never used WordPress before; The preset text filter & using WPlite recommended by Five Ways to Familiarize Clients with WordPress will greatly help to provide a more intuitive experience for my client in the WordPress admin area.
Thanks again!!

Faust
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

this is what i need.. thanks!

Mark Hallam
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Mark Hallam
6 years 5 months ago

How can i make custom sidebars for wordpress, so I have different images on each sidebar?

Mark
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Awesome man, just what i have been looking for. Thanks for sharing.

Macro
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Macro
6 years 3 months ago

hi thanks for the post ..I was searching for this article ..nice post

felipe saavedra
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

muchas gracias

Jon Green
Guest
6 years 2 months ago

What a great article. I thought for a while I was the only one using WordPress for CMS and having a little trouble.

Shovan
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

WOW THATS A BIG LIST

thanks

Øystein Soteland
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Very nice tips! Found a lot I needed here. Tnx :)

Ed Traxler
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6 years 1 month ago

Excellent!! Realizing that I needed a static starting page I Googled for WordPress, CMS and Static page and hit this post. Exactly what I wanted. I have already completed #1 .. now for the next 100 Techniques (are there REALLY 101?) :)

Robin Benedict
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6 years 1 month ago

I have use WordPress as CMS, this can help me for customize,.

Orospu Liseli Kizlar
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Most of the stuff I knew was wrong. That’s what this article helped me to find out.

Asim Izhar
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6 years 1 month ago

Top Tutorial of The Topic

Computing
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

So useful. Thank you !

I”ll start using it right away.

Matt
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Bookmarked! Cheers

Johnny
Guest
6 years 28 days ago

Very nice post! Thanks.

Katie
Guest
6 years 26 days ago

Frankly speaking i never heard about Flutter and i used to code insanely but now i got a great tool for CMS. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Mary Somerville
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5 years 11 months ago

This has helped me solve some niggling problems i was having, thanks.
Great posts.

Mike
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Mike
5 years 11 months ago

article much apprciated – newbie with WP, very interested in cms use, how do I make / modify the theme, really like benjerry.fr/blog/

thanks again

Emin
Guest
5 years 11 months ago

Thank you. I think I will use my sites

Felix
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Felix
5 years 11 months ago

Sorry, “>how to make your category url don’t look like they are blog categories” seems to be a dead link.

rajatsubhra chakraborti
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rajatsubhra chakraborti
5 years 11 months ago

Great!
You rock…

jimfilbert
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5 years 10 months ago

nice guide

Jay
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

Great article. Just considering which CMS to use and this kinds of gear me towards WP. Thanks.

What's On Sanya
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

Very useful guide!
Thanks for share.

Vijay Karla
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

With the release of wordpress 3.0, more options are available on admin dashboard without tweaking any code. More and more plugins make the job without any efforts. But basic understating is must for all users who use wordpress as CMS rather than just a blog. Very useful article.

Simon
Guest
5 years 9 months ago

WordPress definately is more than just a blogging platform!

To increase awareness I want to showcase the power and flexibility of WordPress as a content management system by openly converting 1- 2 websites to the WordPress platform for FREE!

I’m planning to allow access to the admin pages of the themes I create so everyone can see how easy it is to use.

See my post on the UK Business forums for more info http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=168414

Todd S Jones
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5 years 8 months ago

Very cool…thanks!

rüya tabiri
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5 years 8 months ago

Very cool…thanks!

çeviri
Guest
5 years 8 months ago

Very cool

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