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User talk:Lastnode/Wordpress CMS

Proposed Deletion / Incorporation Elsewhere

This page has not seen a substantive update in more than two years (five major versions), a time in which the software has fundamentally changes (custom post types and custom taxonomies in 3.0). As this is the top search result for "WordPress CMS", I propose the page either be deleted, or incorporated elsewhere. Benbalter 15:07, 7 March 2012 (UTC)


Great page! We're blogging on our use of WP as a CMS, for example

if useful.

Best wishes

GREAT start

Here are some things that were discussed when planning for soliciting this article:

  • Controlling order of posts (chronological vs stickies vs category control on front page
  • Customizing category pages
  • Customizing posts within categories to match "look" of custom CSS categories
  • Administration differences from a blog (comments on/off, stat tracking, managing articles, user levels, managing users)
  • CMS issues regarding use and value of comments, pings, and trackbacks,
  • User Level issues - allowing others to participate as a CMS
  • Use of Pages
  • Incorporation of static php or html pages but not Pages (independent files with themeing]
  • Adding E-commerce
  • Adding Ads (globally and per post)
  • Sign-ups/Registrations
  • Mailing Lists
  • Contact Forms

Well, that's a start.

Near the beginning of the article should be a section on how a normal CMS differences from WordPress. For example, posts are called "articles". With a CMS you have control of the order of the posts, in WordPress, they are chronological. That kind of thing. Just to line up what the differences are, which sets the tone for which of these will be tackled in the article.

This isn't a light weight article. But it is necessary. Many, including me, are using WordPress as a CMS. Until 1.5, it was a huge challenge. With 1.5, it still is. With 1.6? Who knows. WordPress is slowly heading that way, but we need to address the now.

Also remember that people who are not corporations want a CMS. So we focus on the average person who needs a CMS but not necessarily for business reasons. Then move the article towards use of ads and more "business" motivated uses. We like to start baby talk and move up to geek. ;-)

Fantastic start. And thank you. I know they told you I'd be dancing when I heard someone was finally going to tackle this, and I am. It is much needed. Thank you. Lorelle 12:13, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'd add integrated version control for collaborative content. mir 2005.07.22, 21.30

Some news/links

Use for research and info?

Thread about CMS qualities

This thread has some interesting discussions about the qualities of WordPress as a CMS worth considering. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/39859#post-224853 Lorelle 19:04, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)

And another one with interesting issues with page rank and using permalinks or ?p=42 http://wordpress.org/support/topic/40547 Lorelle 12:55, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Ads That Get Keywords from Posts

We had this: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/40364 which is a problem the user is having with Adsense not detecting the posts when they are generated in order to pull the keywords that adsense needs to generate the ads. While we don't want to highlight ANY advertiser, a generic topic on "Ad Keywords" or something that covers how ads that pull the keywords to generate the ads from the post happen. Do the ads need to follow the loop or can they be before the loop and still work? Do you understand this? Let me know. Thanks! Lorelle 20:28, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)


Hi! This may be interesting for you: I am working on a Plugin called MenuManager. It allows Users to merge Categories and Pages into a single Menu. Right now I am in early development and its not a Plugin yet (more like a hack) but I am working on it... See a first live site using it at www.dpsg-langerwehe.de and more about my project at http://blog.scoutpress.de (both german). Tordans 13:28, 13 Apr 2006 (GMT)

Wordpress as CMS article update

Anything happening here?

I would like to get involved in the Wordpress as CMS arena and its documentation. Not sure where best to focus.

I've created a plugin to manage non-trivial ordering of posts (/articles) including stickiness and etc and am working on a second more advanced plugin to manage directory type content (probably with UCG functionality)

--AndreSC 07:45, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Any update?

I consider contributing to this section.

Please leave me a message so I can keep up with the latest status of WP CMS documentation project.

Thank you

hdlee 02:40, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Private content

I'm using WordPress as a CMS for web sites for small organizations. They all have some need to have the site host "private" content -- nothing particularly complicated or terribly sensitive, but it shouldn't be visible to the anonymous browser.

MichaelH has a good list of plugins that deal with a variety of restrictions. Perhaps some of that content could be pulled into the Controlling User Roles section -- the ViewLevel2 plugin that's referenced there does not seem to be current.

And if anyone has a simple plugin to recommend to control access to posts in a specific category *and* to the attachments that those posts reference, I'm still looking.

Converting2wp 01:11, 5 January 2010 (UTC)