The ins and outs of using WordPress as a Content Management System. This includes plugins & themes development that support Custom-Post-Type, Custom-Taxonomy, modification on wp-admin and much more.

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Can Wordpress realistically handle a site with 500 'pages'?

I'm building it from scratch and probably a 100 or so of those pages will be ecommerce. I would like to create meaningful, normal looking permalinks for aesthetics and SEO. I would really love to ...
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Using wordpress for a four-page website may be an overkill?

I have to set up a small website, it's a porfolio for a design company with just the standard sections: home, about us, services, portfolio and contact. That's it, no blog, no dynamic sections, no big ...
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WordPress for a business catalog site

I am completely noob with WordPress so I apologize in advance if my questions sounds completely stupid. Background I have a small business catalog site that I wrote long ago in plain HTML. Now I ...
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raw code vs wordpress

I am currently a CS student and an aspiring programmer/web developer. I am wondering whether it is worth taking the time to master html and css to make websites when CMS services/wysiwyg like ...
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How to add coupon printer?

Im building a directory site and for each business listing I wanted to include a printable coupon. I would want users to be able to click the coupon image (or link) and a printable version of the ...
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Heterogeneous content on a page

I am a newbie but I have experience with other cms systems. Let's say we have a page called Paper Airplane Instrucutions and my client wants to add some text, a picture, some more text, and then a ...
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What are the advantages of WordPress over other systems?

I've tried to explain the benefits of WordPress to others; comparing it to static sites is easy, as (most) everything can be done online with WP. I have more difficulty comparing and contrasting with ...
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Custom post type content using custom fields without template

When I first heard about custom post types I thought it would solve an old "problem" I have, so I was thrilled. But when I tried to setup something I couldn't achieve what I want. So I'd like to know ...
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Advanced templating / Wordpress as a CMS questions

I have a Web site that consists of several pages, with different layouts, and also a blog. I would like all these page to be editable through Wordpress, rather than having them as custom pages ...
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Is there anything that Joomla or Drupal can do that can't be done in WordPress? [closed]

I have a client who wants to use Joomla, because they were told it was good. I'm trying to convince them that WordPress is a much more user-friendly option. I've played with Joomla (and Drupal) once ...
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Creating my own Admin Forms in a WordPress CMS?

I just decided to try using WordPress for a CMS (not a blog). The site will have some product information that I want the client to be able to update. Instead of creating an entire admin side just ...
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What is a good way to present templated content in WordPress?

I'd like to be able to add a template for a page that will present pages with similar data in the same style. For example, I want to be able to create a "Person Profile" template so that all personal ...
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Searching Only Blog Posts From a WordPress Site's Main Posts Page?

On my CMS-style setup, I have the standard search box which searches everything. However, on my blog page, I would like to also have another search box which searches just the blog... is this ...
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Why does blog page not reveal it's template?

I've got a CMS style setup. The blog part is not on the home page. I'm trying to add certain things to the side-bar according to which template the page is using. That all works fine, except for ...
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how to display an excerpt of the latest post on the homepage?

I've got a CMS-style wordpress setup where the homepage is not the main blog posts page. However, I would like to display the first paragraph of the latest blog post on the homepage, with a link to ...
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Creating a searchable A-Z listing of hundreds of companies/services

I am about to create a webbased guide. A guide that will list numerous of companies - their services, contact information and so on. And I need help coding this! I am using Genesis News Child Theme ...
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Is there a way I can write a series in WordPress?

What I mean by series is like writing a book. A reader should be able to click on the book and then proceed to read the chapters. I can probably mimic it by creating a page and then linking it to a ...
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Can I / Should I use WordPress as a CMS for my Flash application

I sometimes build applications in Flash for the web that need a fair bit of dynamic data. Would WordPress be a good fit for my CMS solution? can it "talk" to flash? Does it allow output as different ...
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Implementing a CrunchBase.com Clone using WordPress?

I wish to create something like CrunchBase.com with WordPress.org (So to have one website that is a "database", and another one, which is a blog, that connects to it). Is it possible? and how? ...
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Tips for using WordPress as a CMS? [closed]

I want to use WordPress as a CMS for a reasonably basic site rather than a blog. I have several pages and at the moment, I don't intend to have a "news" page. While there are ways to make this work, ...
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How can I import users into WordPress?

I have a spreadsheet (XLS) of names, email addresses, and passwords from another content management system. Is there a way to import these folks as users (I think subscriber level, but some may be ...
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How do I represent 'chunks' of content within Wordpress?

I've only ever used wordpress as a self-hosted blogging platform - until now. I have a requirement to use it for a very basic CMS which will consist of ~ 10 pages, most of which will be static ...
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How can I use WordPress as a job board ? (but free)

I wish to use WordPress installation for a job board. Looking online I found the following two posts that give a list of options: http://www.wpmods.com/turn-wordpress-into-job-board/ ...