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Using WordPress as a CMS (5 posts)

  1. webfire
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello.

    I want to use WordPress for a web site I'm building (not a blog). I thought I'd ask here first to see if what I want to do can be achieved with WordPress.

    I've read so much positive feedback from people who use WordPress as a fully functional CMS and I'm really keen to give it a go.

    Looking through the plug-ins directory it seems to do everything I need it to, but there is one bit of functionality I'm not sure if it can do, and this is:

    The web site will have a members area and a member registration. In order to become a member the user will have to verify themselves by automated email sent after registration (much like registering on the WordPress forums).

    Once verified a member will be able to log-in to the members area (a set of pages only visible to members). There will be two types of members (companies and charities) and a homepage for each, so if a member logs in and signed up as a charity they will see the charity homepage and vice versa.

    Is this functionality possible with WordPress?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

  2. Kahil
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This or something very close can be done with some careful coding and editing and the use of a few choice plugins. But this will be time consuming project for ya.

  3. cam_oai
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yes, i think i have done my wp into cms. with some plugins, some code/loops, some php and many sleepless nights, i have these feature:

    - a quite good cms
    - a forum using wp-database. which use same login to access forum and wp panel (own forum code)
    - gallery (my own code)
    - limit access to cats and place by using plugins for rolls.
    - activateion yes, need to add some codes. but it's not so hard.

    in my opinion, i can make this wp into a copy of BBC site or any news sites. But then again, are you willing to write some code and have many sleepless nights? :)

    gonna make a new project, a "news site" with wp. hopes it works.

    cheers

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    With all the flexibility that WP has... I am not sure this could be solved:

    There will be two types of members (companies and charities) and a homepage for each, so if a member logs in and signed up as a charity they will see the charity homepage and vice versa.

  5. cam_oai
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    maybe it can (i think). You can create 2 kinds of roles, and in homepage(index.php?) you can write 2 loops for 2 roles, by checking their role, you can use if/else to show post.

    In register page, you have to write a little code that ask what role do they want. OR you can add 2links in activation email, and by clicking on one of the links, it will query into database and update their profile to A/B.

    cheers

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