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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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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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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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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WordPress as a CMS Membership website

I am involved with several WordPress support websites including this one (recently). I seem to get the question "Can WordPress be used as a CMS/Membership Website?". I haven't needed to set one up, so ...
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Multiple level category drop-down

I'm using WordPress as a CMS and would like to have categories selectable from multiple selections i.e <option>. As a usage example, The first dropdown would contain parent categories. Then ...
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How to prevent a post from being deleted?

For auditing issue, I only want a post can be trashed, but not deleted - for all users. So I have a plugin like add_action('before_delete_post', function($id) { wp_die(0); }); But ...
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Minor css-change based on topmenu - how?

I want to make minor css-changes based on the choice of the top (root) menu. What's the proper way to handle this in WP? //edit// It's a website (pages), no blog, and basically, the colors of some ...
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Stress testing WordPress

We are going to launch a community site with 100K posts, 100K comments, 10K terms, 5 users ( all admin/editorial), and approx 500K recs in the wp_postmeta. Site may grow with a larger author base and ...
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Anonymous Postings

This is a repost of a question asked on stackoverflow, and was referred to this site: My client wants to create a form on his new WP site that when filled out and submitted will be submitted to his ...
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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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Content management for static pages

A corporate website has a few static pages, each with a specific layout, several independent blocks of text (located in different columns or zones of the page) and images. So far I handled this by ...
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Downsides to not using built-in “Posts” post type?

I plan on skipping the Posts post type once and for all. This is a brand new portal. It will have 100s of thousands of content in the form of articles, multimedia, and links. Instead of Posts, I will ...
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How do I create a custom post type for a training CMS in WordPress?

I need to create a custom post type based on the existing 'Page' type, for a WordPress based training CMS. I have no problem simply creating a new post type, but I would like to offer some kind of ...