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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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    WordPress as a CMS WordPress as a CMS Presentation Transcript

    • WordPress as a CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    • WordPress is a CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    • Quick Background Who the hell is this guy?
    • Myths WP as a CMS
    • What it looks like • The creative is important
    • Scalability • Content Delivery Networks • Batcache, WP-Super-Cache • Minify files
    • 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_'
    • So why would we use WP
    • It’s not a silver bullet
    • 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?
    • WordPress 3.0 • Menu management • Custom post types • Custom taxonomies • Multi-site
    • The Design • If you can write it in HTML/CSS, it can be built on WordPress • The sky is the limit
    • The Design
    • The Design
    • Custom Templates • Category • Page • Single Post
    • MVP codex.wordpress.org THE CODEX
    • Functions.php function ocwordcamp_feature() { .... } <?php ocwordcamp_feature(); ?>
    • An Example www.nevadasagebrush.com
    • Getting your hands dirty WordPress is a CMS
    • Rebranding
    • WP List Pages
    • More WP List Pages
    • Custom Page Templates
    • Forms
    • Multimedia
    • Using Child Pages
    • Custom Queries Custom query & using custom fields Custom page query Custom post category queries
    • Custom Widgets
    • Existing Plugins
    • Custom Functionality
    • Custom Functionality
    • Custom Functionality
    • A few other things you can do to get the most of WordPress
    • A Few Plugins • PageMash - Page management • Magic Fields - custom post types (pre-3.0) • BuddyPress - social networking
    • This only scratches the surface
    • Questions?
    • Thank You @colinloretz www.colinloretz.com