Developing a WordPress site like a CMS

Constructing a WordPress site like a CMS can need some heavy lifting
While I was in the process of developing my custom theme for this site, I was also trying to think of functionality. Not just functionality ensuring that your life as a reader was easier, but also making my life as easy as possible too. In the past I have developed a few custom WordPress themes for non-profit events and fund raisers and implemented them as a complete CMS solution.

There were a great number of things to take into consideration so I turned over to get a refresher on some posts that Michael Gray (aka GrayWolf) came up with regarding creation and maintenance of a WordPress website. In fact the first section I read up on again was how to create and manage a WordPress website where Michael goes into details on various amazing plugins and solutions he uses to get a site setup in the easiest way. I downloaded a large number of the plugin recommendations.

After taking some time to familiarize myself with the various plugins I will say that his list is quite complete. I also came across some other great posts and ideas on his website about different things I might try in the future. Things like removing the date display on posts that are older than X number of days so that they appear more relevant. Or monetizing posts with a Google AdSense block, again that are older than X days. In fact a simple little search on the Wolf Howl website for how to generates a large number of results. Read them.


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About the Author

Marshall Stevenson is a Director at SPRY. He’s been designing websites since 1995 with a focus on usability. Since 1999 he’s focused heavily on ensuring sites are designed for people and are SEO friendly. Lately he's been spending time on one of the best Winnipeg Jets blogs as an editor and co-founder while also co-hosting the Drunk Hockey Show – a show where friends & guests sit around, drink beer and talk hockey.

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