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how to make wp work like a magazine (14 posts)

  1. thekagefromaust
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I want to make my wordpress work like a magazine, that people can view by clicking different issues. Like animefringe.com is this possible? And is there a addon or hack made for this task?

  2. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please don't double-post, it is unecessary and aggravating.

    How about creating each "issue" as being a category, with sub-categories under each? Then you could create a different category.php for each issue, allowing you to customise the look of each category.

    Probably would be my approach to it.

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    there arent plugins that magically turn your site into a magazine, not that I am aware of, nope. Most people end up having to

    1. install a theme that they feel is a good starting point for what they want to accomplish
    2. tweek that theme and wordpress as necessary; this might involve using plugins, editing their stylesheets, and altering some bits of wordpress itself.

    thats kinda how the web works these days.

  4. thekagefromaust
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i apologize for double posting as I was uncertain which category suit my post best.

    [quote]Please don't double-post, it is unecessary and aggravating.

    How about creating each "issue" as being a category, with sub-categories under each? Then you could create a different category.php for each issue, allowing you to customise the look of each category.[/quote]

    So will that allow people to view back issues?

  5. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WIll they be able to view back issues? well, depends if you setup your site to do that. Pretty much anything is possible. Download WP, install it, have a play, try different things.

  6. thekagefromaust
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ok is there any addon that can let me wrap words around an image more easily? I tried looking at it in the database can't find one :P

  7. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    css is your friend, no need for plugins nor addons to do *that*

  8. koaster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Magazine is a very good feature to have for us non-coders. I wish i had a plugin to "turn" my defailt WP into a e-zine.

    Someone can lookup http://www.ijoomla.com for features, but i would add RSS and e-Mail subscriptions to (sub)categories, authors.

  9. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Tired of your home page looking like a blog?
    Take your Joomla site to a new level
    Give your Joomla site a professional look
    Improve stickiness, usability and flow
    Increase revenue with banners"

    You can do all of THAT with WP already... as well as have RSS and email subscriptions...

  10. thekagefromaust
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i have joomla on another blog of mine, the problem with joomla is its not up the strange where it can ping sites automatically, and not really search engine friendly.

  11. lellie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use categories for student direct. :) We work on an issue basis. So the normal categories just show the current issue and to view past issues you can see an alphabetical list of articles on the appropiate cat page.

  12. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    to be fair, ladydelaluna, that bit of text is a bit of misrepresentation, as you can do a LOT with Joomla, if only you bother stretching your horizons (ok, I'll readily admit to be biased towards mambo/joomla as I was on the Core Team at Joomla for a while). Joomla has many problems, but the ones listed there aren't it.

    But back to the point at hand, even as a newcomer to WP, I can envision how I'd easily make a WP driven e-zine. Definitely no need for plugins.

  13. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    An advice for the OP (original poster). Next time try a search before posting, don't be lazy...
    For "magazine" here are your results:
    http://wordpress.org/search/magazine?forums=1

  14. thekagefromaust
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    my humble appologise... i did try to do the search honest i did, but i think i forgot to restrict search :P

    any about joomla, yea its a quite good system but sometimes can get a bit messy as css support i feel is not adequate, i used it on my other site http://www.tobeasian.com

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