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  • Hi all,
    I’m wondering if it’s possible to use wordpress as a CMS, and not just a blogging tool. I’m settin gup a website for my Dad 🙂 and he wants sections of the website, but doesn’t specifically want a blog.
    Is it possible to hack wordpress to get it to do that.
    Any pointers appreciated.
    Thanks
    – Kevin

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  • You can do it, but it helps if you have a pretty good understanding of how the system works.

    might want to take a look at e107.org. it’s more a community cms but also more bloated. still easy enough to work with for computer shy people.

    Hey,
    Well I was playing around with the demo & I think I should be able to do it using a combination of normal articles, and having maintaing links.
    If anyone’s done it though tips would be apreciated. 🙂
    cheers

    Meant to add – thanks for the link to that CMS, but I really dislike community CMSes like PHP-Nuke and their ilk. Especially for this kind of thing since they’re overkill. thanks though.

    It may be possible, I am looking into this just now for a few design clients and seeing how I can work WP into a CMS, its gonna be kinda hard to do but it should work.
    I’ll let ya know how I get on

    I know about some sites that use other blog systems to work like a CMS. It’s just a kind of configuration and best use of categories. Take a look at google about blog (MT in fact) and CMS and you should found something.
    Chefe
    cinefilos.weblogger.com.br

    I’m planning on doing something along these lines with WordSmith:
    http://www.bradchoate.com/weblog/2003/07/15/movable-type
    I don’t think it should be too hard, once they iron the bugs out of the category permalinks
    http://wordpress.org/support/3/3298
    Basically, all you need to do is to set the template to only show one post per page.
    The only thing I need to figure out how to do is to create a menu that will automatically show all the posts for the current (sub) category. The way I would like it to work is that when you click on a category, instead of showing you all the items in that category in the body of the page, it drops down a menu of the titles of all the posts in that category, or perhaps brings you to a “default” post for that category (i.e. “index”).
    Then there is one more step, which would be to integrate a blog into the site!!! I figure I’ll set up a second WordPress blog at a sub-domain of my site, say blog.mysite.com and then use some hack to display the latest posts from that blog on the main page of my “static” wordpress site.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!

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