[webproducers] Re: Using Wordpress as a CMS

the alex king post is pre wordpress 2.x. you don't have to hack
through it like that anymore, and can create static home or category
pages using the template hierarchy:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Templates_Hierarchy

http://codex.wordpress.org/Category_Templates

if it's just a static home page you're looking for, you can define any
page as your home page within the wordpress admin (options ->
reading).

and if you want have a home or category page that's part static and
part dynamic, you can run your site and/or category feed anywhere.

by extension, it's also easy to have different sidebars, headers and
footers appear depending on what category your in.

what wordpress won't do for you, is give you different pre-log and
post-log environments like a full fledged CMS can do.

however, you can have a site like venturebeat that sharon mentioned,
or the blog herald: http://www.blogherald.com ... or scribemedia.org
... yes, that's me on the home page, doing my pharmaceutical thing.

michael





On 9/18/07, sharongreenfield@xxxxxxxxx <sharongreenfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is what AlexKing has for himself:
> http://alexking.org/blog/2005/03/23/wordpress-hacking/
>
> This is a site done in wordpress CMS style:
> http://www.venturebeat.com/
>
>
>
> On Sep 17, 2007, at 10:20 AM, Andrew Walter wrote:
>
> > I apologize for asking about this topic again but after looking
> > through the archives I don't really see an answer.
> >
> > I'm doing work with a non-profit and they are looking to re-launch
> > their site. We have been talking a bit about using some CMS type
> > system. They want something open source and easy to use.
> >
> > While we were talking about using something like Drupal and Joomla
> > another of their advisers recommended using wordpress or symphony. My
> > thought is that wordpress and symphony are too blog centric to truly
> > do a flexible (ie: custom and a little fancy) design. Sites I have
> > seen using wordpress seem to bear this out.
> >
> > Does anyone have any experience with this? Any thoughts on wordpress
> > or symphony use as a CMS for a site that has no blog.
> >
> > All input appreciated.
> >
> > Andrew
> >
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