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CMS-blog hyrbid site architecture advice needed

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  • Started 4 years ago by prjctgtns
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  1. prjctgtns
    Member

    (Thematic 0.9.5.1 on WP 2.8.4)

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to build a blog-CMS hybrid and I could really use some help. Here's what I'm shooting for:

    -HOME (static home page)

    -PROJECTS (page listing projects on the site)
    --Project A (static page featuring images and text)
    --Project B (same again)
    --Project C (looks like a blog - posts in 'projectc' category only.)
    --Project D (same again)

    -BLOG (looks like a blog, posts in the 'blog' category only)

    -NEWS (looks like a blog, posts in the 'blog' category only)

    Each of the blog-like sections should have their own RSS feeds. There should NOT be an over-arching RSS feed that slurps up every post on the site. I want that to be impossible.

    I also want there to be posts that I can link to that the visitor can't place in the site structure - i.e. not in a category, no 'next' or 'previous' links. I'm not sure how to do this. Maybe a category with a specific template attached to it? I don't know. I'm using just the post-id as permalinks (e.g. website.com/39) because I want it to be very easy to link to posts, almost no typing required.

    I'm a total beginner and I'm beginning to regret ever starting this site. Any help would be appreciated, including recommendations for someone I can pay to do this for me and an idea how much that might cost.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Hi-

    If you're looking for paid help check out the commercial support & services page. If you're ready to get your hands dirty this thread might help with what you describe:

    http://forums.themeshaper.com/topic/posts-inside-the-pages-and-subpages

    -Gene

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. prjctgtns
    Member

    Thanks a lot Gene - that's very helpful.

    Unfortunately that thread is far, far to advanced for me. I think I'll have to get some help on this, or even abandon wordpress altogether and look for something more WYSIWYG. I just can't afford the time for learning this right now - it's more complex than the projects I'm wanting to put online!

    Maybe I'm being simple-minded about this, but I can't believe how difficult it still is to put together a functional website. It's years since I last tried and I sort of assumed my days of copying code into text editors were history.

    Thanks again.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. I hear you on affording the time to learn. Hopefully you can find a reasonable solution that falls within your requirements. However it works out for you on this project, don't give up on WordPress and/or Thematic just yet. Things are always changing for the better around here.

    Good luck- Gene

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. Hi,

    are you looking for someone who does the design and the functionality or is it just the functionality you're looking for?

    Chris

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. prjctgtns
    Member

    I like the thematic design - I don't need a logo or redesign or anything like that. I just need the damn thing to work the way I want it to. I can worry about next year when time pressures ease off and budget increases.

    I suppose the only thing that would need some work is the image-handling. For example, does thematic put a border or caption around images? I don't want any of that rubbish. But then that's just stripping off design rather than putting more on anyway.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. Hi,

    ok .. please contact me at chris (at) wupperpiraten (dot) de

    Chris

    Posted 4 years ago #

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