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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Guidance with The Loop for CMS

Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way but this is my scenario... I would like to use WordPress as a CMS rather than a blogging platform. I have a website that will have somewhere between 25-50 ...
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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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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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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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WordPress as Backend, Laravel Front End: How to connect Routes?

I am going design a site and I though about using wordpress for it as the clients want to be able to edit the content and they are not very up to date with the latest technologies, so I though that as ...
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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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Pods CMS: How to add custom column to Adnvanced Content Type

I'm using Pods plugin (ver 2.2) to create some 'Pods' or Advanced Content Types, as they would refer to it, which are like custom post types but are actually separate from WP, blank slate, in their ...
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Allow users to post to a certain category

I have a website running Wordpress. I have lots of content, e.g. tutorials, and I made a new category on a separate page, so I don't have a lot of content there. I want users to be able to add ...
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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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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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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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Can't access Dashboard after Worpress 3.3 Update?

Hi I am having a problem, I updated my wordpress site to version 3.3 and the site itself seems to be working fine except I cant log into the dashboard anymore. When I login using my admin details it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...