WordPress Weblog as CMS

First posted on the 13th March, 2011 – IT
Last modified on the 16th March, 2011, at 6:58 pm

I needed an easy to maintain homepage with a clean uniform look-and-feel which allowed future style changes. To do this the WordPress blogging environment, with various plugins was used as a content management system (CMS). For such a small site this allows easy site-wide stylesheet and template customisation, remote posting and a mixture of database driven and apparently static pages.

The following software is currently used:

  • WordPress: PHP based blogging/CMS software
  • MySQL: backend database
  • simpleX: WordPress Theme (slightly customised)
  • AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget: automatic links for social bookmarking
  • All-in-one Favicon: favicon upload and management
  • Exec-PHP: inline PHP processing (Log)
  • Adapa’s Last.FM plugin: automatic integration of Last.FM playlists and charts (Music)