Questions tagged [cms]

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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How can I make my website with wordpress having on-spot editing feature as compared to concrete5 CMS?

I hope you were easily able to understand my situation through the question. 1.Do we have any theme or plugin for on-spot editing the post by people or by me after the blog post is posted? 2.If ...
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Can I use wordpress for a non-blog site?

I'm starting a website (more complicated than a blog) and would appreciate advice on which framework to use. A person on my team uses wordpress and is enthusiastic about its possibilities, but 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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How to Use WordPress as Static CMS Without Blog Posts

I am very new to wordpress. I want to edit a wordpress theme and remove the blogpost area from it so it can be converted into a website. I also want to make some other changes. How I am trying to do ...
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Hide comments column in WordPress backend

Is there a way to hide the comments column in the backend? When you look at the pages, there's a comments column even though I've disabled them. I made WordPress into a CMS and it may cause some ...
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Hide update messages from non-admin users?

Is it possible to hide the update messages for any users other than the main admin? We use WP as a CMS for clients and it's a bit annoying that a normal user has to read something like: WordPress ...
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Parse a text area custom meta box and assign as value to existing meta keys

I built a post interface to accept specific data in the form of custom meta boxes [rant]but now the end user says it's too much work to cut and paste 4 times[/rant]. So now (completely out of ...
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My first WP development project - am I envisaging this right?

I've been asked by my friend to recreate his travel site, CMS style, in Wordpress. His layout is something like this: Home About Us -- Country landing page (with a featured tour, then links to the ...
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Any way to make posts inherit properties/taxonomies through a single assigned taxonomy

I want to have a central "data" sheet that is regularly drawn upon for types of posts that are submitted. Lets say I had a movie review site, but also want to let people post other info, like Trivia ...
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WordPress CMS Inquiry

I'm pretty familiar with WordPress and have used it on various projects both as a blog as well as a fully-functional CMS using custom post types, etc. I am about to embark on a project for a client ...
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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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Search form with Category and Sub Category

How to create WP Search Form with Category and Sub category for illustration a search form (for search title Book=title post) With condition By Keyword, By All Category and Sub Category selected ...
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CRM and newsletter integration? [closed]

I already use WordPress to create an online catalog and web presence. Now, a little box tells people to enter their email address, and they will receive an email when a new product is added to the ...
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Using WordPress as piecemeal in existing site?

After some solid advice from people on here about using WordPress for a small (six page) website, I wanted to broach another question regarding using WordPress for a non-blogging site. Yet, I know my ...
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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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Wordpress CMS - hide content from public while in editing stages

I'm setting up a simple web site for a member of my family, using wordpress as a CMS. I've already registered a domain name and I'm about to set up wordpress. I want them to be able to edit the site ...
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How to establish site-wide fields with my theme?

I have been searching high and low and cannot seem to find a plugin/implementation for wordpress which allows for site wide values to be set and used (in places such as header/footer). Any help much ...
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Putting main WordPress blog under a different folder name

I want to use WordPress primarily as a static page CMS for a small business site. I want to use the "pages" feature for most of the pages on the site, except for a news blog, for which I want to use ...
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Using the “Latest posts” feature on a different site

I want to display the "latest x posts", like you see per default on the index-page, but on a completely different site. E.g. /blog/ Installing WP into the directory /blog/ is not an option, as the ...
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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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posts and cms and posts again

I'm setting up a WP site as a CMS that will sell CDs. I have set up the individual titles as posts on a page I call recordings, and have a number of categories that make up the collection of discs. I'...
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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 content,...
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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/ http://skyje.com/...

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