I was asked to take over this topic this morning, and I will do my best to adhere to the following session description:
This session will go into depth on the ease of using WordPress as an all-purpose content management system. Especially from the standpoint of how developers can quickly turn out quality, administrable websites for their clients with just a few key plugins and a base install of WordPress.
First thing’s first – WordPress is a CMS. What this session will cover is how to make WordPress do some fun things that are widely utilized on websites.
Some plugins and “upgrades” that might help you include:
- General Stuff
– Use a “page” as your front page
– Custom Field Template plugin
– Gravity Forms
– Custom Post Type UI plugin
– White Label CMS plugin
– Genesis Simple Sidebars plugin
– Post Formats (v 3.1) and Custom Post Types
- User Management
– WordPress Multi-Site
– Capability Manager Plugin
- Fancy Stuff
– Meteor Slides
– Featured Content Gallery
– NextGen Gallery
– TinyMCE Advanced plugin
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