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Using WordPress as a daily newspaper CMS (4 posts)

  1. elvista
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    We know it can be done, but the question is how much WP has to be modified.
    I have located 2 key areas where WP needs help (i.e. modification/plugins) to properly function as a newspaper cms. Question is... how. And both revolve around publishing the news and archiving.

    • How do I batch-publish a lot of articles at once? For example, news reports will be coming in at different times of the day and will be entered in the computer accordingly. But how exactly do I publish the entire batch of my news of the day say, at, 1 AM, and archive yesterdays articles. I know I can just set the time as such, but is there an easier solution i have missed? Because of the hundreds of articles entered each day it is easy to forget to set time to do so.
    • Archiving. Each day I want to show fresh content from that day's posts. The tricky part here is when i want to see posts of a certain date, i want the entire site to be shown the same way as it would in the past date.

    If not possible/time consuming to do in wordpress, is there any other CMS that can simplify these two matters? Any input will be appreciated.

  2. design_dolphin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could write MySQL and PHP which would check the date and compare it with today's (or any other) date and then publish. In WordPress you could assign a custom field for this. You could write something which would automatically write the date you want to the field.

    Off the top of my head I don't know any CMS that can do this straight out of the box.

    The tricky part here is when i want to see posts of a certain date, i want the entire site to be shown the same way as it would in the past date.

    I am not sure what you mean. Do you mean the layout remains the same? or the content?

  3. elvista
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    content changes, layout remains. We are already showing only today's articles. In my archive, I want to show only that day's articles, in the home page as well as in the category pages.

  4. design_dolphin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sure, you can do that.

    You could use a custom template file for different ways of printing out content. So in this case you could use a category template which would run a query which would only show content of today's date and of a specified category.

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