CMS Capabilities of WordPress

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The underlying architecture of the WordPress content storage and retrieval systems provide a flexible and powerful way of creating all manner of sites. This talk was an overview of that capability and stern reminder that its not about the WordPress plugins you install, but the Information Architecture you implement that will make your site a success or not.

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CMS Capabilities of WordPress

  1. 1. CMS Capabilities of WordPress Eric Marden @xentek http://xentek.net 1
  2. 2. SURE WordPress IS A GREAT blogging platform @xentek http://xentek.net 2
  3. 3. but IS IT A Content Management System? @xentek http://xentek.net 3
  4. 4. yes @xentek http://xentek.net 4
  5. 5. fin. 5
  6. 6. of course it’s a CMS @xentek http://xentek.net 6
  7. 7. but so is this… @xentek http://xentek.net 7
  8. 8. and this… @xentek http://xentek.net 8
  9. 9. and even this. @xentek http://xentek.net 9
  10. 10. anything that stores and retrieves content @xentek http://xentek.net 10
  11. 11. Points I won’t be making • You can use WordPress AS a CMS • You need certain plugins to have a CMS • WordPress is the last CMS you’ll ever need @xentek http://xentek.net 11
  12. 12. what i will show you is… @xentek http://xentek.net 12
  13. 13. the way @xentek http://xentek.net 13
  14. 14. Storage @xentek http://xentek.net 14
  15. 15. Retrieval @xentek http://xentek.net 15
  16. 16. Maximum Flexibility @xentek http://xentek.net 16
  17. 17. Storage @xentek http://xentek.net 17
  18. 18. Post or Page @xentek http://xentek.net 18
  19. 19. Attachments @xentek http://xentek.net 19
  20. 20. Post Meta @xentek http://xentek.net 20
  21. 21. Custom Fields (meta boxes) @xentek http://xentek.net 21
  22. 22. Custom Post Types @xentek http://xentek.net 22
  23. 23. Retrieval @xentek http://xentek.net 23
  24. 24. Retrieval @xentek http://xentek.net 24
  25. 25. Retrieval @xentek http://xentek.net 25
  26. 26. Retrieval @xentek http://xentek.net 26
  27. 27. Retrieval @xentek http://xentek.net 27
  28. 28. Retrieval @xentek http://xentek.net 28
  29. 29. where the rubber meets the road @xentek http://xentek.net 29
  30. 30. API • wp_insert_post • register_post_type wp_update_post set_post_type wp_delete_post get_post_type get_post get_posts • Widgets API register_sidebar • add_post_meta register_sidebar_widget update_post_meta dynamic_sidebar delete_post_meta get_post_meta @xentek http://xentek.net 30
  31. 31. API • add_meta_box • add_shortcode do_shortcode • the_editor • add_filter • The Loop apply_filter the_content the_title • WP_Query the_permalink $wpdb • do_action add_action @xentek http://xentek.net 31
  32. 32. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE is really all there is @xentek http://xentek.net 32
  33. 33. pancakes or waffles? @xentek http://xentek.net 33
  34. 34. examples @xentek http://xentek.net 34
  35. 35. blog @xentek http://xentek.net 35
  36. 36. website @xentek http://xentek.net 36
  37. 37. squeeze page @xentek http://xentek.net 37
  38. 38. subscriptions @xentek http://xentek.net 38
  39. 39. e-commerce @xentek http://xentek.net 39
  40. 40. social network @xentek http://xentek.net 40
  41. 41. magazine @xentek http://xentek.net 41
  42. 42. your imagination is your only limitation @xentek http://xentek.net 42
  43. 43. thank you 43
  44. 44. Eric Marden eric@xentek.net 44

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