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Website design / development people are often the most critically minded about their own work and I was very particular about how my own website should work. At last I have fully tested the WordPress features by translating my own website from HTML to WordPress. It' the administration area of WordPress that makes it a CMS or content management system.
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editing is provided in the WordPress administration area - similar to a Microsoft Word thumbnail. In this way, practically anyone can append and modify their own contents - via their web browsers and without HTML skills. Naturally, for more experienced viewers there is a "Code View" feature that allows you to manipulate the HTML in a page, review or story, but it is not necessary to create basic contents.
WordPress install procedure is quite easy, provided you have the right web host (which must be able to support PHP and run MySQL databases). One of the essential points are the updating of the permalink tree, and in the case of a website vs. blogs I also wanted to delete the commenting functions.
Usually, postings are created in a blogsite with date-based permission links. However, in the case of the primary site, I wanted to choose a more traditionally styled form of "/category/postname/" - which gives the impression that all areas of the site are pages, as distinct from a mixture of pages and postings.
I' ve also disabled annotations and trackbacks (links from other pages back to your own) on the entire page. Commentaries are an integral part of a blogs, but not something I wanted on the major website. Annotation preferences are refreshed from the WordPress administration area, but I've taken this a little further by also deleting the annotation line from my templates - essentially just because I didn't want "Comments are closed" to appear on every page of the site.
After the most important website adjustments had been completed, it was finally your turn to start with the contents pages. First I wanted the page to use a fixed page for the home page (not the usual display style for recent posts). It is a very easy setup in the WordPress administration area that allows you to specify either the latest postings or a fixed page as the home page of the site.
The Page Style Sheet options (and some additional PDF files) allow you to specify seperate styles to be used for each page. Through the creation of a Home. ph-file,* the predefined home page of the site can also use a different page style than the remainder of the site. I wanted the home page to have a certain headline and a certain bottom line, but NOT a side bar.
Custom template for catagories and contributions, too! Whilst there is a readily available page template setting when you create pages, there is no similar setting when you create postings. That includes some PHP scripts (very well described at the following link) - but essentially, by having your categorie ID's, you can specify contributions in different categorories to use certain page styles.
That means I could also keep the head and side bars from my portfolios page along with my single portfolios items. For example, take the front page of the portfolios compared to a single mail. When you click on the page, you really have no clue whether you are looking at a page or a contribution, which is what I had been hoping for.
More important than the header and footer, I also wanted to have seperate side bars. I wanted for example to emphasize on the home page About the business one of my customer references as well as a hyperlink to extra information about myself (organic, etc.). I wanted to insert a PHP source file on the page Test Mentioning, which lists all test mentioning messages so that you can move from one to another etc. without any problems.
I' d put links to the single side bar data on each of the page layouts. But where the actual work starts (which makes it possible that all my side bars in the WP administration area are prepared and editable), it is to make some upgrades to the features. pdf-Datei. This is followed by the incorporation of WordPress pages and articles.
In this case, however, I didn't want to emphasize the contents as certain contributions or pages - I wanted to have everything quite concealed. Together both plugs allowed me to include PHP to my pages and post from the WordPress administration area. So many single items were included, but together the new website brings "WordPress as CMS" to a new layer.
Some of the automatic functions - like the PHP stuff above to generate automatic lists of testimonials and FAQ's - just require me to insert a new entry when I have a new customer referral, for example, and it will be added to Testimonial home page and page barutomatically.
While I haven't used the feed option for the website yet, by using contributions for some of the more frequent updating contents (especially the Portfolio section) this will be a great way to keep customers and prospective customers up to date on corporate messages and upgrades. As for the developer out there, here are some of the ressources that I considered priceless as I redesigned my website with WordPress.
Because WordPress is open source, there is a large fellowship that supports the program. Many thanks to everyone who was part of the creation of the articles and plugs here - without you my site would not have been possible as I had imagined it! Using the above mentioned resource, web designers who read (especially those familiar with WordPress) should have no trouble building a similar website.
But you' re not all technical guys (I don't think...) So if you need your own website, or realise it's at last your turn to get an update, but have no clue where to begin... I just wish you'd keep me in the back of your head! For more information, please visit the Services page on the home page.