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WordPres as a CMS

  1. bremmerm
    Member

    WordPress should start a wordpresscms site. Where there is a version devoted as a true website CMS.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  2. bennelsey
    Member

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    The only problem im having with using WordPress as a CMS is navigation.

    If WordPress had *something* to help with navigation between lotsa content (like a huge collection of stories divided over several pages) it will have everything i need.

    By something i mean like a menu of some sort, or search and sort feature

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  3. malcum
    Member

    yeeahh.. @bremmerm.. it's similar to what i've been thinkin' of.. can find any better way to find out.. how wordpress gonna improve on this.. being a true CMS!!

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  4. Arpit
    Inactive

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    I totally agree with this suggestion. If wordpress will do this in the future then it will kill all other CMS providers.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  5. mec_kiwi
    Inactive

    We use multiple WordPress blogs at work as a single Intranet CMS. This has the advantage of being able to distribute the management of the Intranet across the organisation. Effectively the need for the Intranet team that so many other places require is greatly reduced.

    Only navigation and search remain as points of contention. Effectively you need a multi-level strategy for each. It also becomes a question of how much you need to present at once. For example you may have a wide range of sites that only really need to be seen by a few, then it makes no sense to include them in your header information in your overall theme. Other more general information is easy to include in the overall theme. So the open question becomes one of how you include them and where.

    Search and navigation can be remedied by custom theme alterations and plugin's according to requirement and taste. If you can afford it a Google appliance to tackle search or maybe even Sphinx can be very userful. But these are still a long way from the famous 5 minute install that has bloggers enamoured.

    All that is really needed is an administration application that can deliver solid answers to these questions by installation and administration. Leave WordPress as it is; if you want to use it as a CMS then start something new CMSpress perhaps that just uses it. It could still be supported by the same community.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  6. netwing
    Member

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    I also totally agree with this suggestion. But you'll have to add functionality for pages in different languages with diferent page navigation.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  7. noname1
    Member

    we have sever "normal" sites running WP as a CMS. Just use pages. Parents and child. use posts for just news. If you are clear and logical on the organisation of your site, WP works fine as CMS. You may need to read up on functions and make your own theme... but you do with any CMS.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  8. noname1
    Member

    to be more clear - this idea is solved with themes designed to run as sites not blogs.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  9. Jen
    Inactive

    You're suggesting a branch of WordPress, not a feature to include in core, so I'm closing this topic. It should be discussed in the regular forums.

    Posted: 10 years ago #

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