[wp-hackers] WordPress as CMS (was: wordpress security)

John Turner TurnerJD at cofc.edu
Wed Oct 21 20:43:02 UTC 2009

What would a "CMS" plugin have to do?

I think this would be based on the type of cms you want to create and it's
goals. I don't think one plugin would suffice.

I'm about to launch a wordpress mu site for bands and I created a lot of
plugins to remove , rename, and reorder the menu, I used javascript to
change a lot of the text on the pages and hide or change other elements.
reorder and remove dashboard widgets, filter plugins, shortcodes for post
types, alter the sign up, filter widgets, create default pages, etc..

I don't have my demo live right now  because I'm still testing servers but
you can see a demo here. http://vimeo.com/6691281. It's a little long but as
I go through the demo , you can see all the cms changes I have made.

So I don't think just one plugin will work since there are so many different
needs. I think it would take a collection like BuddyPress originally.

My pluigns are not release ready , but I plan too once my site goes live.


John Turner

> From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>
> Reply-To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
> Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:12:17 -0400
> To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] WordPress as CMS (was: wordpress security)
>> You're most likely about to be told either:
>> 1) If you want a website CMS (non-blog) then try drupal/joomla/EE
>> 2) If you MUST use WP as a site CMS (non-blog) just tell your client
>> to
>> ignore the blog stuff.
> You are probably right. And if you are, it's a real damn shame.
>> FWIW, I like the idea of a lightweight plugin that does nothing but
>> remove
>> all references to blog posts, comments, etc. I think it's a fine idea.
> I too really want to use WordPress as a CMS first and a blogging tool
> second. I run into 5 people who want the former for every one who
> wants the latter.
> -Mike Schinkel
> WordPress Custom Plugins
> http://mikeschinkel.com/custom-wordpress-plugins/
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