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Using WordPress for Rock Band Site? (5 posts)

  1. slobizman
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I run a WordPress site and like just about all of them, it's blog-centric, as it is supposed to be. But, I'm also thinking about creating a new music site for my son and after thinking about it, I'm wondering if I could use the familiar WordPress as a base for the site. So, if I could think aloud here, perhaps I can get opinions from other users here as to if I can do this?

    The components of a band site are generally:

    a blog
    a music player, with song list
    a gallery
    a tour date list
    a mailing list function
    a guestbook
    a contact page
    a store (which I can outsource)
    ...other misc pages

    Of course, the pages needs to be rock-style, splashier than a typical blog. The actual blog portion of the site would be on the front page, but it would be a much, much smaller portion of the page than a typical blog.

    At first, this didn't seem like WP would be good for this, but then I thought about the flexibility of themes, and the variety of plugins available. I've seen music players and gallery plugins for example.

    I'm not a great web site builder as I'm pretty rusty after several years off. I'm not looking forward to relearning everything and creating all the structural and highly technical components of a web site. But, I'm very capable of creating a theme, the CSS, and integrating the plugins.

    So, can I get opinions and advice from anyone? Doable?

  2. amory
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I have not yet put together a website for my band, however this is very doable with WordPress. It just depends on how much time you want to spend on it I guess. First off, you should decide how you want to keep track of gigs/concerts. A simple option would be to just have a page for tour dates that you would updated. Otherwise, check out this post entitled blog to the future for some tips on how to to get more in depth.

  3. Joshua Sigar
    Posted 11 years ago #

    At a glance, it seems that a CMS would be more suitable 'cause it will already have all/most of the features built-in already.

  4. slobizman
    Posted 11 years ago #

    What's an easy, stable CMS? Doesn't have to be free.

  5. Jinsan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    drupal, textpattern are two obvious ones, there are more and more coming out. you can try symphony i think it is which will cost you a bit. e107 but beware of exporting, cuz it SUCKS - importing, it will import from pretty much anything

    check out cmsmatrix or opensourcecms.com for a list and comparison

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