I’ve recently purchased the portfolious template (http://themeforest.net/item/portfolious-ultimately-extensive-wordpress-cms/47463) mainly because it mentioned that it comes with a full cms, I’m just curious to know how easy it is and basically HOW to transform wordpress from a blog into a fully functional CMS like this.
Just wondering if anyone could help.
Just install the theme, and you should have it.
Yes but what I’m trying to say is how do you lay this out so that my clients can use wordpress as a CMS with these features on their own themes.
Well, basically you’ll use the Pages section then link these pages from a menu. You can flavor the whole thing by adding third-party plugins, depending on the subject of the site.
So do you guys have any reccomended plugins that are essential for making wordpress into a cms?
A lot of people seem keen to use Wordpress into a general CMS . There is certainly a lot of debate on the wordpress website as to whether wordpress should include more general CMS features into its roadmap for future releases. Personally I use Joomla as a general CMS and only use wordpress for sites that are to be specifically blogs. Less hastle that way. I might consider Wordpress as a general CMS for small businesses if more CMS features were included in the future, simply because it contains less bloat than the basic installation of Joomla.
I remember an old car Advert that sums up what its like using wordpress as a CMS .
the problem with packages like joomla is that they are bloatware – so many files and folders that its horrible to work with.
People like wordpress and one of the main reasons is that its so small.
What do they have? a 5 minute install from upload to working? You probably cant even unzip the Joomla files in that time