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WordPress as a cms (7 posts)

  1. roverfield
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi I am new to wordpress and was looking for a starting point to use it as a cms. I am proficient with xhtml and css. I was just wanting a starting point ie what plugins etc and migrating my current site to wordpress cms.

    Thanks for the help in advance

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Take a look at the Templates aricle and review some of the external resources listed there.

    Also review WordPress Semantics and http://ma.tt/2008/07/using-wordpress-as-a-cms/

  3. Peter Boosten
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ...or this screencast.

    Peter

  4. roverfield
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, Guys

    I will go and have a search around!! The external links look really useful.

    If they are any plugins anybody would recommend as well please let me know.

    Rich

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've set up a few WP/CMS sites and tend to use:

    Google XML Sitemaps
    DBC Backup
    Revision Control
    Secure, Accessible Contact Form
    Quicktag Extender
    Akismet (bundled with WP)

    I usually handle meta-description, meta-keywords and the generation of a human-readable sitemp via the theme, so you may want to also look for an SEO plugin and a sitemap plugin.

    Hope that helps.

  6. roverfield
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Update, I have installed wordpress locally on mac, all went well. I have been messing around with the default wordpress template, inserting pages instaed of blogs and customizing my admin login page. Should I start with an exsising wordpress template and modify the themplate? what you think?

    Thanks

    Rich

  7. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you are going to do your own theme, then you should copy the wp-content/themes/default folder to wp-content/themes/yourtheme_folder and start play.

    Better yet, find themes close to your needs and start there:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    Related:
    Templates
    Stepping Into Templates
    Template Hierarchy
    Stepping Into Template Tags

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