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Published on May 29, 2008

Author: adii

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Presentation by adii @ WordPress Cape Town Meetup (28/05/2008). Covers topics about using WordPress as a fully-fledged CMS, as well as alternative uses for WP.
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alternative uses of wordpress presented by adii @ wordpress meetup cape town 3

what is wordPress? ๏ Blog Platform? Content Management System? No... ๏ At the core? It’s a database with content... ๏ WordPress Admin Interface = Database Manager ๏ You the WordPress user? The Database Controller ๏ WordPress Front-end = Database Aggregator / Display

a default wordpress entry ๏ A default WordPress (database) entry consists of... ๏ Unique ID (Computer Identifier) ๏ Title (Human Identifier) ๏ Content & Excerpt ๏ Timestamp (Date & Time) ๏ Category / Tag ๏ Author Details

if wordpress was a spreadsheet By default... ID Title Content Date Cats / Tags Author 1 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 2 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 3 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 4 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 5 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 6 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 7 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 8 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 9 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 10 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 11 ....... ....... ....... ....... .......

if wordpress was a spreadsheet But what happens if we add something to this sheet?? ID Title Content Date Cats / Tags Author Image 1 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 2 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 3 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 4 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 5 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 6 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 7 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 8 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 9 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 10 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 11 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... .......

wordpress custom fields ๏ Every WP entry has the ability to add unlimited custom fields ๏ What is a custom field? It is just an identifier (key) with a value... Eg. Author Image = adii.jpg ๏ Uses unique functions to “call” custom values in WordPress front-end (theme); needs to be coded initially ๏ What if I had to add 10 custom fields to every entry? Sounds like hard work... Custom Write Panel Plugin

before we get there... what about an example... ๏ So how about an alternative use for WordPress? ๏ Turning WP into a Contact Manager... ๏ What do we need to make it work? Data? ๏ First Name, Last Name, Title ๏ E-mail, Phone, Mobile, Fax ๏ Address ๏ Company ๏ Notes

time for a live demo...

unique / alternative uses for wordpress ๏ Standard Blog ๏ Corporate CMS ๏ Tumblelog ๏ eCommerce / Shop ๏ Magazine / News Website ๏ Contact Manager ๏ Photoblog / Image Gallery ๏ Project Management ๏ Portfolio ๏ Real Estate Directory ๏ Video Blog ๏ Events Directory / Calendar ๏ Podcasting ๏ Job Listings ๏ Web Chat / Twitter Clone ๏ Newsroom / Public Relations inspiration: http://performancing.com/blogging-tools/48-unique-ways-use-wordpress

some examples...

wordpress as a cms ๏ CMS!? Huh!? ... Content Management System ๏ What are the characteristics of a CMS? ๏ Can WordPress function as a fully-fledged CMS? ๏ If not WordPress, what are the alternatives?

alternative cms options ๏ Alternative CMS Options ๏ Joomla - http://www.joomla.com - Old School ๏ Drupal - http://www.drupal.org - Improved, perhaps bloated? ๏ Movable Type - http://movabletype.com - Not WP ๏ ExpressionEngine - http://www.expressionengine.com

wordpress has cms features ๏ Custom Fields ๏ Page Templates ๏ Multiple Users / Responsibility Levels ๏ Plugins ๏ But these need to be coded...

this is why you’will use wordpress instead... ๏ Open Source = Free = Great dev & support community ๏ Regularly updated / upgraded / improved ๏ Latest round of funding of $30m earlier this year, shows ambition (widespread adoption of corporates shows respect) ๏ bbPress - Integrated discussion forum software ๏ BuddyPress - Distributed Social Network ๏ And... WordPress is nothing other than a CMS!

the end. ๏ Blog: http://www.adii.co.za ๏ Company: http://www.radiiate.com ๏ Premium News Themes: http://www.premiumnewstheme.com/ ๏ E-mail: adii@adii.co.za ๏ Image Credits: http://iunewind.deviantart.com ๏ WP-Contact Manager: http://designintellection.com/ ๏ Demo: http://people.thedesigncanopy.com/ ๏ Custom Write Panel: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-write-panel/

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