I've never used WordPress before. I hope to try it in the next few days, installing it via C-Panel > Fantastico.
I've created several content management systems and also have some new websites in the works. Exactly how I'm going to incorporate WordPress is something that will take time to figure out.
I'll probably start by turning a new website into a WordPress operation. If everything goes smoothly, I may then convert some of my CMS' to WordPress...or perhaps I'll only convert certain sections to WordPress. Let me explain.
Most of my websites have a World section, with URL's like these:
Most of my sites also have a Topics section, with links like these:
So let's say I decide to incorporate WordPress into http://www.MySite.com. Can I set it up so that my posts are set up with URL's that that look like the following, depending on the topic?:
I guess another way to ask my question is like this: Can I customize my posts' URL's as I want, even grouping them into different sections (e.g. MySite/World vs MySite/Topis)?
Here's an example of one of my World pages: http://www.geoworld.org/Arizona Note that this particular site doesn't even have a world section (geoworld.org/Arizona, NOT geoworld.org/World/Arizona).
Can I style WordPress so that my pages look pretty much like that page? Can I set it up so that each page includes the same PHP includes?
Since my websites are database-driven (MySQL), I assume I'll have to somehow modify the databases created by WordPress - or simply add tables that link them to existing tables that handle includes. Is this pretty easy to do?
Finally, how easy is to use WordPress along with Joomla? I'm trying to break into the freelance business, and WordPress and Joomla are two items I'm anxious to add to my resume.
I guess I'd better bring this to a close before I think of another three dozen questions. I'm just trying to get an overview of what's involved regarding my rather ambitious scheme to incorporate WordPress into a series of websites (content management systems).