My First Custom WordPress Site - Belmont Press (3 posts)

  1. Kalessin
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just launched: the public website for Belmont Press Limited, a UK-based commercial printer.

    Although I have tweaked WordPress in the past, this is the first time I have built an entire site using WordPress.

    In addition to a completely original theme, the site uses the following plugins:

    • Contact Form ][, to allow easy placement and handling of contact forms on the site
    • Fold Page List, a plugin to show only the top level of pages, expanding children as the user navigates deeper
    • Google XML Sitemaps, which generates XML sitemaps for, er, Google ;)
    • RKG Page Permalinks (scroll down to point 10) allows authors to link to a Page ID which is then automatically converted to a pretty permalink when the page is generated. One of my favourites, no more ugly URLs or broken links
    • UK Time, which adds an hour to the GMT time of posts (on the fly), if they were written during British Summer Time.
    • WordPress Download Monitor, which manages user downloads including stats and permissions
    • Some custom pattern replacement and SEO hacks for meta tags.

    Feedback gratefully received :)

  2. speeddaryl
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice website, no blog-like appearance.

    Though i'm wondering :
    - How did you manage to remove cforms2 link above your form ?
    - Did you use a plugin for the animated image banner ?
    - What do you mean with "seo hacks for meta tags" ?

    Thanks, bye

  3. Kalessin
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi speeddaryl,

    1. The form plugin I used, Contact Form ][, does not put a link above the form.
    2. The animated banner is not a plugin, it's the Ultimate Fade-In Slideshow (v1.51) from Dynamic Drive. It's not as unobtrusive as I usually like my JavaScript, but it is the most robust script I could find.
    3. I set custom fields on each WordPress Page and Post to store meta keywords and descriptions. I then wrote a plugin which reads the meta data and puts it in the header. At some point in the future I will add another field for keywords to put in the page title.

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