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Using WordPress as a CMS

by eric on June 9th, 2008 in: Open SourceWordPress

Thanks to Charles and Jonathan of the WordPress Podcast for episode 42, where Matt Mullenweg answered an audio question from yours truly regarding using WordPress as a CMS.

Matt pointed out a user-maintained post on the WordPress Codex titled “WordPress CMS.”

There’s a lot of good info in this page. I’d love to see even more documentation and community spring up around using WordPress as a CMS for non-blog websites.

Maybe even a gallery where people can show off their latest WordPress-powered sites.

Hmm . . . maybe that should be part of my contribution to the WordPress community. 🙂

Of course, there’s plenty of invaluable information throughout the Codex and I use, and recommend, it regularly. With a little digging and forum forum posting, you can find answers to most questions.

Other links related to using WordPress as a CMS:

Of course, a quick Google search will turn up a lot of other helpful pages.

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  1. June 19th, 2008 at 13:00

    I love to use wordpress as a cms. I feel it’s the easiest solution for my clients who want a blog and a website. I’d love to see more wordpress gallery themes but there are actually quite a few. Free ones especially.. that I’ve found on google.

    Thanks for your help in the forum!

  2. eric a. said:

    June 19th, 2008 at 13:24

    Yes, there are a lot of WordPress Theme sources and galleries, but I’m especially interested in finding one specific to sites that aren’t blogs, but are built using WordPress as a CMS.

    I don’t care much about free downloadable themes, I’m more interested in seeing what designers are doing for themselves or their customers, possibly including notes/articles explaining how they did it.

    Would also be cool to see other non-standard applications of WordPress too.

  3. Luke Zet said:

    June 21st, 2008 at 11:22

    Hello, It’s interesting that there is a big information in codex but still, not enough to fix everything. I have made my post in support forum but no one of so cold gurus want to touch it! Sorry for disturbing you! May-be you have any idea about messed up text possible causes? My support ticket must be one of the firs in: Themes and Templates.
    Sorry for disturbing you!

  4. eric a. said:

    June 23rd, 2008 at 14:10

    Hey Luke,

    I’ll link over and see if I can find it.

  5. eric a. said:

    June 23rd, 2008 at 14:19

    Hey Luke,

    Posted a response here:

  6. Luke Zet said:

    June 25th, 2008 at 08:34

    You are definitely right when speaking about forums and codex, and especially when Professional like you is in total control of Css.
    Nice Blog! 😉

  7. eric a. said:

    June 25th, 2008 at 13:09

    Thanks Luke! 🙂

  8. Dovme said:

    October 4th, 2008 at 13:18

    I liked your theme colors. How did you get it? Btw i read all your post. Well done.

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