Last week we went step-by-step on how to Create a WordPress Church Events Page. We only scratched the surface of how deep WordPress can be as a CMS. Sure, WordPress is great for spinning blogs and putting together a basic website, but when it comes to more advanced functions, it’s tempting to start learning another CMS, dare I say, like Drupal (at least I didn’t say, Joomla!).
Instead of learning something completely new, it may be wiser to dig deeper in a CMS that you’re already familiar with. WordPress is great if you want to build with plugins and sometimes it’s just as easy and efficient to do so, but if you want to do more with WordPress as a CMS with just plugins, you’ll eventually hit a wall. You will build out a site that is so fragile and tangled, you’ll be afraid to update anything.
Code things yourself.
Often times, plugins are built to suit the need someone else had and that leaves the bloated. Plus, what if the plugin author stops updating it?
Tom recently contributed to a series of posts that explore the deeper depths of the WordPress Dashboard and Post Meta Boxes. If you’re interested in diving deeper into WordPress on a more intermediate level, this series is for you!
WordPress Dashboard Customizations
- Part 1 – Displaying WordPress Site Data Via jQuery Charts
- Part 2 – 12 Useful Customization and Branding Tweaks for the WordPress Dashboard
- Part 3 – Customizing the WordPress Dashboard For Your Clients
- Part 4 – How to Create Custom WordPress Write/Meta Boxes
- Part 5 – Three Practical Uses for Custom Meta Boxes
- Part 6 – Attaching Files To Your Posts Using WordPress Custom Meta Boxes, Part 1
Where do you go for deeper WordPress info?