College newspaper site powered by WP
Greetings folks! After a very long time of researching various CMSs, I chose to use WP to build my college newspaper’s Web site. Check it out and lemme know what you think. (Note: some random links might take you back to our old site).
Your site shows the tremendous potential for using WordPress as a general use content management system. Great work.
I did notice that using Mozilla Firefox your layout breaks badly when I increase the font size by two increments, as all the columns break with the exception of the Videos column. When I increase the font size the same way in IE 6.0 the column farthest to the right breaks.
Believe me, I know how difficult it is to get the layouts to not break, especially with a multi-column layout. I am not being critical, just making the observation.
That looks fantastic. You should consider putting a package together and offering it to ofter schools looking for alternatives to the CollegePublisher network.
For what it’s worth, I’d reccomend taking the text decoration off of anchor links and maybe using a font that looks a bit more newsy — bold and sans serifed — for headlines (talk to your resident Quark addicts, they’ll know what I’m talking about).
I wish I had a guy like you around when we redesigned our site in college…
Wonderfull coincidence. For last some days i am trying to develop my news site and after so many exercise i settled for the theme and started puting some content. Then i came here for some support and found your post about the site. Really great. Very good job you have done.
BTW have a look here http://www.ChhattisgarhNews.info some content are in Hindi the language of India. Again congratulations on maintaining such a nice site
Wow, fantastic theme and organization of cats and pages. Very nice work.
I am using the same kind of idea as you for an intranet site. Probably a silly question but do you feel like sharing your code from the front page?
Great if you do, but understandable if you don’t. 🙂
Thanks for the comments everyone!
dwzemens – Yeah, I’ve noticed that too. Not sure what’s the best way to fix that.
SpencyB – Thanks! Yeah, we didn’t want to go with CollegePublisher, that’s why I looked into WordPress.
JamesICT – What exactly are you wanting to do? I assume this is about the calling of multiple categories on the front page? If so, yeah, I can share that code.
I’m on OSX, using Safari and it looks nice. Good job fitting so much content in view. Very well done all around.
Yes, just the category coding if possible and any other specifics if necessary.
Thanks – much appreciated. 🙂
Basically I’m using five separate queries (multiple loops) to call each of the categories to the front page (top story, news, sports, features, opinion). If there’s anything else you’d like to know, just ask! Here’s the code with HTML/CSS stripped out:
<?php $posts = get_posts( "category=X&numberposts=X" ); ?> <?php if( $posts ) : ?> <?php foreach( $posts as $post ) : setup_postdata( $post ); ?> <?php the_title(); ?> <?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> <?php the_category(', ') ?> <?php the_excerpt(); ?> <?php endforeach; ?> <?php endif; ?>
I really like your theme-tric at http://collegian.csufresno.edu.
Will you provide it for use. I would be thankfull…
the best site i have seen for a college newspaper, or newspaper in general ..
Would you consider this for sale?
Bryan, great work! This is EXACTLY what I’ve been searching for the past two years. Any chance you will make this for sale or add to the theme directory?
What are you using for the forum on the site?
Keep up the good work,
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