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Utilizing WordPress As A Content Management System (CMS)

wplogo.pngWordPress I used originally only only as a blogging tool, but I learned that it was indeed quite a powerful content management system (CMS). This especially became true in version 2.0+ as additions were made that made it more conducive to the average user (such as integrating TinyMCE).

The following steps are the introductory steps I use in setting up websites using WordPress. In fact, for me web design is no longer done apart from WordPress; for me WordPress = Web Design. I am assuming a general knowledge of installing WordPress, but if you need help in this you can consult the Codex.

Top Ten WordPress Plugins

logo.gifThere are currently so many “top 10 lists,” but I’ve decided that I’m vain enough to add one more to the pile. These are the plugins that have made my experience with WordPress all the more enjoyable. These are the plugins that save me time, energy, and heartache. They are listed in no particular order.

1. FAlbum

FAlbum is one that has made my Flickr experience even better. I can now pull my Flickr pictures through their API and display in my own blog. It continues to be developed, and it nows has the ability to change titles and description on your own blog without having to go to Flickr! >>

2. WP-Contact Form

So long tedious CGI programming! This is one of the few plugins that makes it onto every one of my WordPress projects. With a simple interface in the admin section I can receive feedback confidentially. >>