WordPress as a CMS

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WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) presented by Colin Loretz at OC WordCamp 2010 on April 24th, 2010.

WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) presented by Colin Loretz at OC WordCamp 2010 on April 24th, 2010.

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  • 1. WordPress as a CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  • 2. WordPress is a CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  • 3. Quick Background Who the hell is this guy?
  • 4. Myths WP as a CMS
  • 5. What it looks like • The creative is important
  • 6. Scalability • Content Delivery Networks • Batcache, WP-Super-Cache • Minify files
  • 7. Security • Benefit of large user base • Problems get solved fast • Tricks to lock down your install • Move wp-config • Use secret keys • Don’t use ‘admin’ or ‘wp_'
  • 8. So why would we use WP
  • 9. It’s not a silver bullet
  • 10. Assessment • What kind of content? • What needs to change? • Can special functionality be covered with existing plugins? • Is there anything out there that is built specifically to achieve what you’re building?
  • 11. WordPress 3.0 • Menu management • Custom post types • Custom taxonomies • Multi-site
  • 12. The Design • If you can write it in HTML/CSS, it can be built on WordPress • The sky is the limit
  • 13. The Design
  • 14. The Design
  • 15. Custom Templates • Category • Page • Single Post
  • 16. MVP codex.wordpress.org THE CODEX
  • 17. Functions.php function ocwordcamp_feature() { .... } <?php ocwordcamp_feature(); ?>
  • 18. An Example www.nevadasagebrush.com
  • 19. Getting your hands dirty WordPress is a CMS
  • 20. Rebranding
  • 21. WP List Pages
  • 22. More WP List Pages
  • 23. Custom Page Templates
  • 24. Forms
  • 25. Multimedia
  • 26. Using Child Pages
  • 27. Custom Queries Custom query & using custom fields Custom page query Custom post category queries
  • 28. Custom Widgets
  • 29. Existing Plugins
  • 30. Custom Functionality
  • 31. Custom Functionality
  • 32. Custom Functionality
  • 33. A few other things you can do to get the most of WordPress
  • 34. A Few Plugins • PageMash - Page management • Magic Fields - custom post types (pre-3.0) • BuddyPress - social networking
  • 35. This only scratches the surface
  • 36. Questions?
  • 37. Thank You @colinloretz www.colinloretz.com