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  • I want to make my wordpress work like a magazine, that people can view by clicking different issues. Like animefringe.com is this possible? And is there a addon or hack made for this task?

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  • Please don’t double-post, it is unecessary and aggravating.

    How about creating each “issue” as being a category, with sub-categories under each? Then you could create a different category.php for each issue, allowing you to customise the look of each category.

    Probably would be my approach to it.

    there arent plugins that magically turn your site into a magazine, not that I am aware of, nope. Most people end up having to

    1. install a theme that they feel is a good starting point for what they want to accomplish
    2. tweek that theme and wordpress as necessary; this might involve using plugins, editing their stylesheets, and altering some bits of wordpress itself.

    thats kinda how the web works these days.

    i apologize for double posting as I was uncertain which category suit my post best.

    [quote]Please don’t double-post, it is unecessary and aggravating.

    How about creating each “issue” as being a category, with sub-categories under each? Then you could create a different category.php for each issue, allowing you to customise the look of each category.[/quote]

    So will that allow people to view back issues?

    WIll they be able to view back issues? well, depends if you setup your site to do that. Pretty much anything is possible. Download WP, install it, have a play, try different things.

    ok is there any addon that can let me wrap words around an image more easily? I tried looking at it in the database can’t find one 😛

    css is your friend, no need for plugins nor addons to do *that*

    Magazine is a very good feature to have for us non-coders. I wish i had a plugin to “turn” my defailt WP into a e-zine.

    Someone can lookup http://www.ijoomla.com for features, but i would add RSS and e-Mail subscriptions to (sub)categories, authors.

    “Tired of your home page looking like a blog?
    Take your Joomla site to a new level
    Give your Joomla site a professional look
    Improve stickiness, usability and flow
    Increase revenue with banners”

    You can do all of THAT with WP already… as well as have RSS and email subscriptions…

    i have joomla on another blog of mine, the problem with joomla is its not up the strange where it can ping sites automatically, and not really search engine friendly.

    I use categories for student direct. 🙂 We work on an issue basis. So the normal categories just show the current issue and to view past issues you can see an alphabetical list of articles on the appropiate cat page.

    to be fair, ladydelaluna, that bit of text is a bit of misrepresentation, as you can do a LOT with Joomla, if only you bother stretching your horizons (ok, I’ll readily admit to be biased towards mambo/joomla as I was on the Core Team at Joomla for a while). Joomla has many problems, but the ones listed there aren’t it.

    But back to the point at hand, even as a newcomer to WP, I can envision how I’d easily make a WP driven e-zine. Definitely no need for plugins.

    An advice for the OP (original poster). Next time try a search before posting, don’t be lazy…
    For “magazine” here are your results:
    http://wordpress.org/search/magazine?forums=1

    my humble appologise… i did try to do the search honest i did, but i think i forgot to restrict search 😛

    any about joomla, yea its a quite good system but sometimes can get a bit messy as css support i feel is not adequate, i used it on my other site http://www.tobeasian.com

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