WordPress as an Online Magazine
Darren Hoyt has put up two parts on WordPress and how great it has been as a content management system. In his latest part entitled “In Praise of WordPress Template Tags, Part II: The Magazine Layout” he shows how he integrated WordPress into a website, using it to run an online magazine. A very cool article that includes code rather than just ideas.
Previously, we saw how WordPress can capably handle data more like a small-scale CMS than a traditional blog, assuming the developer is willing to get creative with some Template Tags and The Loop. With that in mind, letâ€™s move toward a more sophisticated homepage concept.
Sample scenario: a client needs your help in realizing his dodgy dream of starting an online menâ€™s magazine in the vein of GQ or Details. His existing site already runs the standard WordPress blog format, but now heâ€™s seeking a more ambitious, exploded-view layout to accommodate a variety of content modules and features.
A very bookmark worthy post. Probably my favorite WordPress related post so far this year.