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SWINDLE Magazine (8 posts)

  1. westondeboer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    SWINDLE Magazine is now running off of wordpress. uhm....ya i still have a lot to do

  2. futurosity
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Beautiful! Very nice job!

  3. jwolach
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello Poil11,

    The SWINDLE site looks great. I have a business web site (www.sw-techgroup.com) and would like to incorporate a Blog system. However, I would like to have the Blog look-and-feel take on the look of the business site. Can you make some suggestions on how I can accomplish this using WordPress?

    Thanks

  4. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Good job! Great looking magazine website.

  5. dylan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Congrats poil11, for the clever use of WordPress there. How did you do it? I'm especially curious how you manage the different issues. Are those categories? Custom categories? Each issue has a cover image. How do you maintain those?

  6. westondeboer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Each issue is a different category. I was going to use custom categories, but i just decided to do some clever naming of the jpgs. It is easier for updating that way.

    So when you go into each category, based on the short name of the category it just pulls that image `<img src="/images/<?php
    $cat = get_the_category(); $cat = $cat[0]; echo $cat->category_nicename ;
    ?>/Swindle_Magazine_Cover.jpg">`(example: /issue08/cover.jpg.) I think Google is going to like it more if i do it issue08/issue08-Cover.jpg, which i will change it to soon.

    I added another column to the terms table? or relationships table, i am not sure at the moment. Called is_magazine, and i manually go in and change it to yes, so it gets shown on the back issues page and other various places.

    I am glad that you like it. I just do it simple and not make it to complicated to do.

  7. dylan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, simple is definitely best. That's what makes wordpress such a great tool for running a site like yours. If updates are easier, then there's more time to focus on more important things.

    The image filename trick does make sense. That is clever. Thanks for sharing it.

    I'm not sure I understand; what's the purpose of the is_magazine column?

  8. westondeboer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i use the is_maagzine column for small various sections of the site. Like random posts, subscriptions images section and the back issue section. So the events category doesn't show up on the back issues section.

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