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using wordpress as portfolio cms (26 posts)

  1. sodypop
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    just wanted to show that you can use wordpress as a cms for a portfolio site successfully.

    http://www.eric-powell.com

  2. pcmt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice work.

  3. sodypop
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :-) thanks!

  4. mstegink
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Looks great. How did you do that? Used categories?

  5. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, can you tell a bit more about it? not asking for your theme, just the theory to get it working like that... the thumb goes before the more tag? stuff like that..

  6. isotrope
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice, indeed.
    I was looking into this a while. I was thinking that you could have a query that lists (theoretically) all Posts with category "Portfolio" (for instance). But I was sort of stuck as to how you could have an official "icon/logo/image" (maybe a variable??) that represents the entry and then a summary text that would lead to the whole post. Or maybe a Pages would be easier.
    I'm sorry, I don't mean to steer off course.
    Also, I wantedt to compliment your body of work. Excellent portfolio.

  7. Silkjaer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Im using wordpress for these as well:

    http://webdesignbook.net

    http://webdesignbook.net/themes

  8. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sodypop, will you ever tell us how you did this? :)

  9. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice site!

    Hmmm I can figure most of this out - only part I'm not sure about is the thumbnails...

    Are thumbnails inserted before the more tag as suggested above, or is he perhaps using that plugin that lets you add an image to the custom meta field of a post (http://no.oneslistening.com/151)... and then all of these custom fields displayed on the overview pages?

    Either way I'm guess the thumbnail is manually created and added.... hmmm

  10. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    how would you display an image from a meta field? what would be the syntax to call it?

  11. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There's some code to do this at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/37433 :D

  12. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sodypop ... nice design.

    ever thought of releasing this to the public?

    i am sure a LOT of people would find it helpful.

    DesignPastor

  13. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sodypop, wow thats a nice setup. Please give us the details on how you did this.

  14. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm thinking he's not wanting to give TOO much away... some pointers would be nice though... otherwise I'm gonna try recreating something like this myself...

  15. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There's more than one way it could be done. Does it matter which way he used? Myself, I could probably just use the post ID, or some other post specific value and upload the thumbnail under that name. I could easily link the loop by post ID.

    Or I might write some php that will read the post, find the first image, generate a thumbnail, cache it, and display it. If it doesn't find an image, I'd have it not display the item at all.

    I'm sure I could think of other ways too. It's a matter of how you would want it to work.

  16. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i did this by using the code on http://wordpress.org/support/topic/37433?replies=7
    so i added a meta value to my post, which is the same string as the thumb file name. was pretty easy and worked like a charm. but you still gotta generate your own thumbnail... which finally makes sense since all the portofolio pictures have different sizes/focus spots...

  17. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    if you have gd installed (who doesn't?) you could check to see if a thumbnail exists, and if not, create it. it's not a big deal to an image of any starting size and thumbnail it to specific dimensions. that would be fine if you weren't concerned about cropping to a particular center point. you'd still have the option of creating your own custom thumbnail and overwriting the autogenerated one.

  18. sodypop
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    let me say i apologize profusely for the dealyed response. i had a daughter and just moved to a new state so my life has been hectic. no. seriously hectic. anyways. i use categories for the different disciplines and i use the loop to pull the data out per category. as for the thumbs i am using theExcerpt, just popping an image link in there.
    i am creating my own thumbs since i want to control whats in them. i hope that answers any questions. i am a WP newb really so i just read alot. the thing i am trying to do right now which really has me baffled is making checkboxes for the different project descriptors (design / direction / flash , etc.) using custom fields. and then depending on which ones i select they display the little colored icon. i can make the custom fields no problem but i cant retrieve the meta data properly and change it into an image.

  19. sodypop
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    nix that - i got that figured out too now. i am using another plugin called Get "Custom Field Values" i am using it within a php if statement and its working like a charm.

  20. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice work sodypop. Think I might apply some your approach to my blog when I finally get round to adding a portfolio :)

  21. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i was inspired by your theme and applied it on a blog i designed, http://www.bienaldearquitectura.cl/index.php/category/muestra-nacional/
    instead of using the image link on the excerpt i put the link as a meta value.

    thanks for your inspiring idea :)

  22. hamzaz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    WordPress as Portfolio

    http://www.freewaydesign.com

  23. krushinfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How do you make the posts go into a table like that?

    I can understand using the image as the excerpt etc.. so I could just make a long list of pics.. but how do you make the table like that?!

  24. hamzaz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Magic of Float at the CSS
    ill release the the theme soon as i cant at
    <a href="http://webtho.goomedic.com/">My Blog (Web Thoughts)</a>
    and am not usin excerpt ,
    it
    s the Whole Post just Thumb linked to the image ;)

  25. refresh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    dbasulto, I would love to know how you created that thumbnail table. I would love to do something like that for my portfolio.

    So is each thumbnail it's own post? If so, did you generate the thumbnails automatically or manually and how did you get them into a table like that???

    any insight would be greatly appreciated.

  26. gasyoun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Another nice example http://icon-king.com/

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