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CMS - question about extreme modding (4 posts)

  1. jpodtbc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hey wonderful peeps.

    so i've been contracted to make a fairly involved site that essentially follows a video blog model. the main requirements are that the admin and author (channel operator) portals are easy to use and relate exactly to what they need to do.

    as such, i need to be able to essentially modify a lot of the core functionality to use wordpress. for instance a post cannot have text but will require other fields related to the video being uploaded.

    i would also need to be able to completely customize what is currently seen when the admin or an author logs in.

    my question is essentially whether people think using wordpress is a good idea and whether it is possible to do this without making core mods (plugins only). the reason i want to use wordpress is because i feel it will take care of a significant chunk of the organization of the content. i figure that if the other option is to write this from scratch then at least modifying the wordpress core still gives me a head start.

    thoughts?

    thanks for taking the time.

  2. Austin Matzko
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    my question is essentially whether people think using wordpress is a good idea and whether it is possible to do this without making core mods (plugins only).

    Yes, I think it's a good idea. Of course, I'm a little biased towards WordPress, but I have done several projects that sound somewhat similar to what you describe, using WordPress and plugins---never any core mods.

  3. jpodtbc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i've discovered it is easy to write a plugin that removes admin menus, how does one go about removing admin options from pages.

    essentially, is there a way to easily and completely customize what options are available on any of the admin pages?

    there is surprisingly no information on this and no plugins that do this. i thought more people would be custom modding wordpress to something more than the boring blog.

  4. Austin Matzko
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    essentially, is there a way to easily and completely customize what options are available on any of the admin pages?

    That's a little vague. What's an example of an option that you're having trouble customizing?

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