Using WordPress as a CMS for non-blog sites.
February 8, 2006 3:37 PM Subscribe
I'd like to use WordPress as a CMS for non-blogging sites, but I can't seem to break out of the blog structure. Help, tips, and/or examples needed.
posted by lychee to technology (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to set up WordPress as a default CMS at work for the small sites I build for classes and professors. The problem is that most of these sites are not blogs, and are going to be pretty customized in terms of presentation and layout. The reason I want a CMS in place is because our department should not be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the site once we've produced it. Ideally the professor should not have to fiddle with HTML or FTP into our servers to update his syllabus.
WordPress seems like a pretty user-friendly CMS that is free for educational use that I can work with to get in place. Stuff like Drupple seems to be overkill for what I want, but I can't get a handle on how to customize WordPress so it's less blog-like. The sites need complex HTML and CSS for design and layout, and I need to be able to add video/PDFs/misc files. But the most important consideration is to make it easy for a professor to go in and change content.
Any examples of using WordPress for non-blogging sites would be wonderful.