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  • yeleek

    (@yeleek)


    Simple enough 🙂

    Anyone know of good examples of wordpress being used as a CMS rather than a blog?

    Thanks

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  • graemep

    (@graemep)

    This is not very blog like:

    http://moneyterms.co.uk

    The theme has been customised, there are a couple of useful plugins (related posts and the_excerpt_reloaded) other than that it is a fairly standard install.

    maerk

    (@maerk)

    My site! (it’s the link from my profile name) all the pages in “more” are run from wordpress.

    It uses the Page function of wordpress, but that’s a custom template, and there’s a couple of hacks things like .htaccess.

    3stripe

    (@3stripe)

    I have one… but it’s not public yet 😉

    Have also used WP as a News CMS on a Flash site at http://www.thirdeyedesign.co.uk/

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    http://www.shakespeare-oxford.com/ – Combination of posts, categories, Pages, with custom templates (both for categories and Pages).

    vsp

    (@vsp)

    my site is pretty unblog-like: http://www.coha.org

    yeleek

    (@yeleek)

    Maerk – Thats the sort of thing i’m looking for i.e. the use of pages instead of posts. I too would be looking at having a news section which would use the traditional ‘post’ format.

    One question – how do you get the front page to only show the latest news item?

    Thanks

    maerk

    (@maerk)

    Magic 😉

    It’s a custom loop:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

    yeleek

    (@yeleek)

    Moshu/VSP – Thanks those are good examples. This wordpress/cms will actually be for a local charity anyway. Would want to create a plain template… What did you guys do? Start with a new one? Or ‘butcher’ an existing one?

    3Stripe – v.nice!

    Thanks guys!

    maerk

    (@maerk)

    Butchering an existing one is a lot easier than starting from scratch.

    3stripe

    (@3stripe)

    I’d agree with that. Maybe keep the php files from the theme, but delete all of the css… if you’re up for the challenge…

    Here are two other good WordPress-non-Blogs from another Thread

    mudsugar.com

    surfreportrock.com

    vsp

    (@vsp)

    personally, i’d recommend making the header and CSS files from scratch, and then tweaking the other template files to your liking. at least that’s what I did.

    vsp

    (@vsp)

    One question – how do you get the front page to only show the latest news item?

    you can use Custom String plugin or the query_posts template tag

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    With my very first theme I started with an existing one which had a layout quite close to what I wanted.
    (just for the accuracy: themes are made up of several template files!)

    I use wordpress as CMS for these two websites:
    http://www.imcv.com.au
    http://www.miisonline.org

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