Is WP the right tool for me? (4 posts)

  1. Walkman123z
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm a designer (not a programmer) working on a site for a volunteer group I'm involved in. There are a couple of CMS features we'd like to have and I'm wondering how well WP will work for us.

    Here's some of the things we're trying to do:
    1. We'll have 3 blogs, one for news, one for a leadership message and one for general group stuff. I'd like the news blog to also display the 3 most recent post headlines (with links) on the home page.

    2. We want a calendar function, but we also want to have the next three upcoming dates displayed on the home page in list form. The standard graphic view of a calendar really isn't what we want for the home page.

    3. We'll need to have admin access for multiple people.

    Is WP going to be the best bet for this?


  2. yeleek
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The 3 blogs, are they in effect 3 separate categories? i.e. news, leadership & general group or do you actually mean 3 separate blogs with each blog having multiple categories with in it? If its the first - yep WP is your tool. If its the latter look at WP MU http://mu.wordpress.org/

    One way of doing this would be to have a category for calender. You post events to this category as posts, on the front page you then have a mini loop which retrieves the last three posts from this category. They would appear as links, and when clicked would take you to that post. Done something similar for news/blog posts my self recently http://wordpress.org/support/topic/128636?replies=8

    Easy as pie - http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities

  3. Walkman123z
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The 3 blogs, are they in effect 3 separate categories?

    Basically the news blog would have it's own page, the leadership a different page and the general group again on it's own page.

    Can you make different categories appear on different pages?

  4. yeleek
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes you can make 3 separate categories appear on different pages... V.easy

    And also on the same page.

    Look at the link http://wordpress.org/support/topic/128636?replies=8 you'll see they i have two different categories loading on the same page in different divs. Done via the follow command

    <?php $posts = get_posts( "category=3&numberposts=5" ); ?>

    category=3 being a specific category (can be found in your wp-admin)

    numberposts=5 being the number of posts shown on my page from that section.

    Suggest you setup WP locally, have a play. Will make more sense what i'm saying. http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/xampp/

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