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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, let’s move toward a more sophisticated homepage concept.

Sample scenario: a client needs your help in realizing his dodgy dream of starting an online men’s magazine in the vein of GQ or Details. His existing site already runs the standard WordPress blog format, but now he’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.

Categories: WordPress Themes, WordPress Tips

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  1. Brian Gardner says: 7/25/2007

    Great idea – one question, don’t feeds pull the excerpt? If so, they’d be pulling the image and not the post?


  2. Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu says: 11/30/2007



    • Boog ) says: 4/11/2011

      That’s the best answre of all time! JMHO


  3. chat says: 11/30/2007

    yaw bu temayı nerden bulcaz ;)


  4. Tamindir says: 8/18/2008

    Thank you for this article.


  5. çet says: 8/18/2008

    thanks for you..


  6. mirç says: 8/18/2008



  7. turkeyirc. says: 8/18/2008

    chat, yardimci olayim :D


  8. denizli web tasarım says: 9/17/2008

    that good.


  9. sinema izle says: 10/7/2008

    that good too


  10. Chaivoot says: 12/2/2008

    I’ve used this theme too.

    and this is my site with Darren Hoyt theme

    Just edit some CSS and Index.php


  11. Whmcs Tasarım says: 10/28/2009

    thank you for article


  12. sohbet says: 1/5/2011

    Great idea – one question, don’t feeds pull the excerpt? If so, they’d be pulling the image and not the post


  13. Semih Bilir says: 8/2/2011

    Thank you vry