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My Scrapbooking site w/some amazing plugin demos (1 post)

  1. mchelles
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't normally show off what I do with WordPress, but my latest site has so many neat features I thought I'd post it here just to show how much you can do with WordPress and plugins!

    Here is the site:

    http://www.scrapvine.com

    And here are some things to ooh and aah about:

    wp-prettyphoto plugin - customized post template on digital kits pages to show 1 big thumbnail w/smaller ones below it with lightbox - code for that is on their forum somewhere :)

    s2member plugin - this plugin is controlling everything from the paypal integration to protecting the downloads my site offers and controlling what pages users can see - love it!

    simple-press forum - i love this plugin too and their support is awesome :)

    TDO Mini Forms plugin - Members can upload their photos to the gallery on our submit page without going to the dashboard :)

    Custom Post Types - I need to look more into post type taxonomies but for now Nathan Rice's custom post types plugin is making it so I can use various post templates for different types of posts - ie: one for blog posts, one for scrapbook kits, one for gallery images, etc.

    Pre-Publish Reminder: s2member requires a special code for protecting parts of pages, so I installed this one so I can just copy and paste it from the post window instead of having to look it up each time

    Top Sliding Login Panel - Found the code for this from Blog-Oh-Blog, if you are not logged in it shows the login box, if you are logged in, it shows all of the members only links like accessing your account and profile information

    Related Posts Plugin - shows thumbnails based on tags and categories

    WordPress Affiliate Plugin - This one is from tips and tricks hq - integrating it with s2member was tricky - but support was great in helping me get it all setup and now there is a tutorial on that site to do it :)

    Woo Themes Canvas - this is the framework for the theme - customizing was tricky because of their hooks I was not familiar with, but all in all works for now :)

    I am pretty happy with the site and how it turned out and just wanted to share here how I made it and credit all of these amazing plugin & theme authors who helped build it!

    And of course I would love to hear your thoughts on the site!

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