Archive | June 8, 2010

WordPress as a CMS – a case study Part 2

As I mentioned in the first part of this article, I created a website for my wife, The Fantastic Mom. In the first part I explained what WordPress plug-ins I used to improve the navigation when the WordPress is used as a CMS and has several thousand entries in a certain category. In the second part I will continue to describe in detail what plug-ins I used to create the look and feel of the website.

1. Categories

If you have a lot of categories, and in a CMS website you most probably will, with the default category widget in Atahualpa theme, things won’t look very good. I found this very nice widget called Collapsing Categories that uses JavaScript to collapse or expand various categories to show their content. The plug-in is highly configurable, you can set what categories are expanded by default and can use cookies to store the latest state, you can also sort the categories and the posts, group posts, etc.

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Deal of the Day – Logitech diNovo Mini Wireless Keyboard $84 and free shipping

One of the best HTPC keyboards, the Logitech diNovo Mini Wireless Keyboard is now on sale at DELL for $84 with free shipping. Listed at $120, apply the coupon code HHM4QNZ3303N1Z during checkout and the price drops to $84. It uses Bluetooth to connect up to 30ft. I got it myself, so expect a full review soon. (deal expires 6/9/2010)