The Autopsy Of WordPress As CMS With 25 Great WP Plugins & Designs

The Autopsy Of WordPress As CMS With 25 Great WP Plugins & Designs

WordPress clearly needs no introduction for web devotees like us. Starting out from just a humble blogging platform in 2003, it has grown exponentially into a popular platform not only being used extensively by bloggers but designers and developers as well.

WordPress have since then become the rice bowl for many Netizens. Whether it’s through blogging, designing WordPress templates, converting PSD to WordPress style XHTML or creating corporate sites, no one can argue the fact that it’s indeed one of the most important platforms on the web today.

WordPress as CMS

Our previous post, 20 MUST HAVE WordPress Plugins For You To Get Started Effectively, I believe has given you an overview on how powerful and easily WordPress Plugins can help extend your blog or site.

Finding a suitable and simple to use CMS can be tough. It must be flexible, secure and work right out of the box. Besides that, it must be able to extend its functionality and be search engine friendly. Let us now discuss why netizens like WordPress and what else WordPress can do for us as a simple Content Management System (CMS).

Reasons For Using WordPress As A CMS

WordPress was built to be a blog platform. Due to its simplicity and user-friendly nature, WordPress has become the choice for people looking for a simple CMS with tons of great plugins available.

Reasons For Using WordPress As A CMS
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It’s Flexible And Versatile

If you have doubts regarding the capability of WordPress, or if you were avoiding WordPress for your photo gallery or portfolio site because you thought WordPress could only be used as a blogging platform, you should reconsider. You will be astonished at the multitude of ways WordPress can be used to customize your site. Whether it’s an online portfolio, eCommerce, online gallery, photo blog, news, magazine site or even article libraries, WordPress can handle them easily and quite competently too.

It’s Most Common And You’re Familiar With It

You probably wouldn’t be wrong if you followed thousands of contented WordPress users. It has been talked about and discussed frequently on the web. Familiarity not only breeds trust in the system, but also the ability and expertise to customize it to fit your every need. For those who love to tweak stuff they use, you’ll be saving a lot of time in the long run because you do not have to learn/master a whole new CMS, if right from the beginning, you start out using WordPress.

It’s Extremely User-Friendly

Other Content Management Systems which claim to be more robust or feature-rich tend to be rather poor in user-friendliness, which is a key point. Simplicity is the critical aspect here as beginners can easily adopt and handle WordPress. Even if most of your clients do not have any knowledge of programming language or they are less experienced CMS users, they can stll easily pick up WordPress in a matter of hours as the learning curve is rather low.

Huge Variation Of Great Themes, Templates & Plugins

Over at the WordPress Repository, there are tons of free themes, templates and plugins as compared to other CMS. And we are not talking about mediocre stuff here. There are some killer themes and great plugins that can really make your life much easier. The extent of how much customizing you can do to your site with WordPress plugins is endless.

Most Importantly, It’s Free, Stable And Secured

With a team of dedicated developers constantly striving for improvement and fixing any potential bugs and security issues, you couldn’t be more assured. New features are always added and WordPress keeps getting better with time, while staying free, of course!

Huge Community, Strong Support

As a beginner to WordPress, you will often face problems whether it is while installing it, customizing themes or writing your own WordPress plugin. However, the WordPress community is a good place to turn to when you encounter any difficulties. WordPress forum has developed a tremendous base of knowledge regarding all aspects of WordPress. Just do a search and you will most likely find an answer to your questions.

What To Consider Before Using WordPress As CMS

Even the most wonderful system may have tiny flaws. Majority of the disadvantages for using WordPress as CMS occur when people try to change it too much. They tend to add tons of plugins to make WordPress take the place of other CMS (Joomla or Drupal etc). In fact, it actually lowers the performance level, and will encounter sustainability problems in time to come.

What To Consider Before Using WordPress As CMS
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You might want to consider some of the pointers below and ask yourself whether WordPress is suitable for your CMS job.

Hacking the WordPress Core

If there is a need for you to hack into a lot of areas in the core of the WordPress system, perhaps you might want to source for other CMS. It will be hard to maintain and upgrade if you customize the core code or make too many amendments to make things work. Remember, WordPress’s beauty is its simplicity.

Having Too Many Plugins

WordPress plugins are nice to have, but as the saying goes too many cooks spoil the broil. Having too many plugins will make your site bloated and slow down its performance. If you need to install over a few dozen WordPress plugins just to achieve a certain level of functionality for your site to work, you should reconsider other CMS.

Hard To Transform

It’s important to know what the requirements of your intended site are; your goals; and how the site will transform and if that is what you are looking for. WordPress is great for having a reasonable number of administrators or editors, but it’s insufficient for complex tasks, e.g. community sites; education portals; social networking site etc. If you need to extend the WordPress system to a site that allows visitors to login, have their own nice profile administrator area, news feeds, add friends and so on, then this is quite hard to achieve in WordPress.

12 Popular WordPress CMS Plugins

With thousands of plugins to choose from to enhance your WP site, it’s in fact quite hard to make a choice. Here we recommend 12 of the most popular and capable plugins out of the vast choices available today. Be sure to try them out!

Flutter

Flutter is a feature rich WordPress CMS plugin that focuses on easy templating for the developer and simplifies content management for the administrators by creating custom write panels that can be fully customized.

Flutter

Custom Admin Branding

Custom Admin Branding Plugin allows you to not only re-brand the WordPress login screen, but also the admin header and footer with your own custom images. This will actually give your client an idea that the CMS is tailored specially for his business.

WordPress Custom Admin Brand

More Field

More Fields is a WordPress plugin that adds boxes to the Write/Edit page. These boxes contain input fields, so that additional fields can be added to a post. This is extremely useful if you are making use of custom fields, it allow the inputting of data through custom fields more user-friendly.

WordPress More Field

MailPress

MailPress allows you to send beautifully styled HTML and plain text mails based on specific themes and templates. Very often, there will be a need to have newsletter subscription available on the site for visitors. MailPress is awesome when it comes to handling newsletters. It can track the newsletter that has been sent out and even schedule for the blast, with additional FREE add-on modules.

WordPress Mailpress

PageMash

PageMash allows you to customize the order of your pages with a simple Ajax drag-and-drop administrative interface, with an option to toggle the page to be hidden from output. A great tool to quickly re-arrange your page menus if you find the default page ordering is not user friendly.

WordPress Pagemash

Multi Level Navigation

Multi Level Navigation generates the code necessary to create a Son of Suckerfish horizontal dropdown, vertical flyout or horizontal slider menu. The plugin produces W3C valid HTML and CSS and only requires Javascript to function, for very old browsers such as IE 6.

WordPress Multi Level Navigation

Role Scoper

Role Scoper is a comprehensive enrichment for access control in WordPress, giving you CMS-like control of permissions. Assign reading, editing or administration roles to users or groups on a page specific, category specific or other content specific basis.

WordPress Role Scoper

User Access Manager

User Access Manager is useful if you need a member area or a private section on your blog. It will help to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to restricted posts, pages or files.

WordPress User Access Manager

WP CMS Post

WP-CMS-Post not only allows you to hide unwanted items like custom fields, trackbacks, and revisions etcetera. It also gives you a whole lot more control over how WordPress deals with creating content! This helps to make WordPress more CMS-like, and allow you total customisation of what authors see and use.

WordPress CMS Post

WP eCommerce

WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant, easy to use, fully featured shopping cart application suitable for the selling of products, services and fees online. This will come in handy if you want to sell something on your Blog or site; there is no need for a change in CMS.

WordPress eCommerce

cForm II

cForm II is a great and flexible contact form builder. It is a feature rich plugin, offering convenient deployment of multiple Ajax driven contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page.

WordPress cForm II

Tinymce Advanced

Tinymce Advanced will add 15 more plugins to the default TinyMCE. This will help the user that does not know much about HTML, to be able to draw tables, insert breaks, search and replace, and much more.

WordPress Tinymce Advanced

Showcase Of WordPress CMS Powered Sites

It’s a surprise to see how creative designers or developers have customised the WordPress blog system into a unique business site. Together with JavaScript and Flash, it has change the blog system into something so different you won’t believe it’s powered by WordPress.

Why not take a look at some examples of sites that have selected WordPress as their Content Management System. You can see the functionality of each site, provide some inspirational ideas of your selection of CMS and compare with other various CMS regarding the extent of WordPress capability.

expressivelyjOhO

expressivelyjOhO is a wedding photography site that has a photo gallery and blog which showcases their photographer’s talents.

expressivelyjOhO

Newicemedia

New Ice Media is a design firm based in Los Angeles, California that deals with designs, illustrations, print, and photography.

Newicemedia

Flickout

FlickOut.com is a movie trailer site that quickly allows you to browse and view the latest released movies and upcoming trailers. It also allows you to locate the closest cinema theatre and purchase tickets online.

Flickout

Badabingdesign

Badabingdesign is run by Joshua Schoenaker, a web developer and web designer.

Badabingdesign

GTbicycles

GTbicycles provides reviews and information about bicycles

GTbicycles

Twobelowzero

Twobelowzero is an innovative creative agency based in Sussex that provides website design & content management systems, printed & interactive promotional material, as well as brand development.

Twobelowzero

Sproutventure

Sproutventure has a team of developers and designers focused on creating websites that enhance the visitor experience.

Sproutventure

Superbtees

SuperbTees is a showcase of funny, original, and inspiring designs from artists that use t-shirts as a medium for expressing their creativity.

Superbtees

Friskdesign

Friskdesign is a small web studio in London run by Matt Hill, a self employed web designer.

Friskdesign

Pierre Estienne

Pierre-Estienne designs and manufactures contemporary jewellery with an edge, by combining precious metals with other mediums like wood and resin. He also specializes in hand engraving.

Pierre Estienne

Leemunroe

Lee Munroe is a freelance designer based in Northern Ireland who designs beautiful websites that work.

Leemunroe

Realfashion

Realfashion is a directory for models, photographers, makeup artists, and agencies.

Realfashion

Great Gorillas

Great Gorilla is an aid organisation dedicated to help save gorillas.

Greatgorillas

Conclusion

After all, it’s all about choosing the right tool for the job. WordPress is great for small business websites. Other CMS like Joomla or Drupal are also great for bigger websites, although it does not seem just as easy to skin as it is with WordPress.

Lastly, always remember that it’s critical to define the goal for your site and know how it will transform along with business growth and scalability, because it is crucial for you to select the most appropriate Content Management System.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Thanks for including my site. This post has some great plug-ins that I’m going try out today.

    Thanks Again

  2. / Reply

    Great post and thanks for including the Pierre-Estienne site which I designed.

    • Mike,
    • July 17, 2009
    / Reply

    I recently discovered the pods plugin which really takes WordPress to the next level as a CMS.

  3. / Reply

    Nice article. I’ve linked to it from the forum that I run, as we have a lot of WordPress fans :)

    http://trim.su/0a49

      • Terrance,
      • July 17, 2009
      / Reply

      Thanks for sharing!

      1. / Reply

        More than welcome :)

  4. / Reply

    This is just what I needed. WP eCommerce absolutely ROCKS! Good enough post that I have added it to my top list over at http://geek.michaelgrace.org/webnet/ By the way, the link to WP eCommerce is broken. I think you left off the h in http. ; )

      • Terrance,
      • July 17, 2009
      / Reply

      Thank for pointing out. Fixed the link ;)

      1. / Reply

        Thanks for fixing that. I wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on WP eCommerce. By the way, it’s kind of funny that almost everyone commenting has a gravatar but you still don’t. Just sayin’ ;)

          • Terrance,
          • July 18, 2009
          / Reply

          No problem Mike! I’ve been contemplating what to display for my avatar. I certainly realized that such tiny icon could be useful to establish an individual presence on the web. Thanks for highlighting.

  5. great article and very useful informations & plugins for wp cms.. thanks for post..

  6. / Reply

    nice roundup and great resources thanks..
    my Showcase Of WordPress CMS Powered Sites check: http://www.joyologo.com

    • Tom,
    • July 17, 2009
    / Reply

    To re-iterate Mike’s comment, Pods is well worth a look for those wanting to create content types other than pages and posts within WordPress.

  7. / Reply

    what an awesome list, thanks for posting this. WordPress is our favorite CMS.

  8. / Reply

    Great list you have put together here. Flutter and the mention of Pods in the comments are really cool.

  9. / Reply

    Cool. I found some very interesting plugins in this post. Thank you very much.

    • Name is name,
    • July 18, 2009
    / Reply

    WordPress? never heard of it…

      • Terrance,
      • July 18, 2009
      / Reply

      You may want to learn more about it at here. So what did you use for your CMS?

  10. / Reply

    Great post – Daniel Evans Official website is a WordPress build – http://danielevansofficial.com

  11. / Reply

    Great resource! You listed everything anyone could ever need to use WordPress as a CMS. Well done.

  12. / Reply

    I think your title should have used ‘anatomy’ instead of ‘autopsy’. I got all excited, thought this article was gonna crawl through an average page load of wordpress. This article is all about what goes on the surface of the user interface instead of what I was expecting. :/

      • Terrance,
      • July 18, 2009
      / Reply

      Perhaps I could indulge deeper in the WordPress technical and backend aspect. Thanks for providing me with a food for thought for my future post but It did caught your attention though. :>

      1. / Reply

        I’m relieved this is not an anti-Wordpress blog! The word “Autopsy” suggested that its time as a CMS is over and you are looking at why it failed.

          • Terrance,
          • July 20, 2009
          / Reply

          Hi Martin, the reason I select the word “autopsy” because I want to provide an analysis of WordPress after its success. Another word, the true cause of WordPress astounding “achievement”.

  13. / Reply

    Wow… Marvelous resource. One of the best articles that I’ve seen about WordPress as CMS. Thanks a lot!
    Feed assigned.

  14. / Reply

    Man… this is huge…
    great post, and thanks for sharing.

    • Neel,
    • July 18, 2009
    / Reply

    Great Article, wordpress have all the capabilities to be used as a CMS. With addition to the plugins listed above it will increase its functionality.
    I will keep these plugins in my mind in future projects

  15. / Reply

    I wish I got this before I attempted to convert WordPress as a CMS on my first attempt at wordpress :) It’s good to get your hands dirty though, as I think I understand now how to more efficiently convert it a CMS quite easily. I hope WP3 is a step in that direction because the way pages are implemented is quite awkward.

  16. / Reply

    Excellent site,Thanks for this great post – I will be sure to check out your blog more often.Just subscribed to your RSS feed..

  17. / Reply

    Haha, you are kidding, aren’t you?

    All these plugins are imitating what a good CMS brings out of the box and this article gives the impression that WP is re-inventing the world???

    That is so poor!

    But I forgot, who eats Hamburgers always wants to eats Hamburgers ;=)

  18. / Reply

    Yo Bro’
    This is one of the best lists I have found.
    Thanks so much ;)

  19. / Reply

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  20. / Reply

    I’ve already been using a few of the plugins you list in the article. But I found many more that I will need in my next personal project.

    I’m really loving WP as a CMS and used PageMash in a 55 page project with up to 4 levels of navigation.

    I’m really impressed how WP developed a wide userbase by starting out as an easy-to-use blogging platform, then expanded their features, either within or by 3rd party plugins.

    I’ve tried using Drupal and Joomla, but they seem clunky and hard to work with.

    Thanks again for this article. I will put it to good use. ;)

  21. / Reply

    Hi, nice post!

    Another useful plugin is WP-POST-THUMBNAIL, a plugin that friendly manage custom fields and insert a control to upload, crop and resize images directly on the post add/edit page.

    Very useful to create product ou portfolio pages, width customized sizes and aspect size thumbnail withou copy and paste image url.

    http://www.seoadsensethemes.com/wp-post-thumbnail-wordpress-plugin/

    • SharePoint developer,
    • July 23, 2009
    / Reply

    Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

  22. / Reply

    The Autopsy Of WordPress As CMS With 25 Great WP Plugins & Designs | Onextrapixel – Showcasing Web Treats Without Hitch great article thank you.

    • hair extensions london,
    • July 26, 2009
    / Reply

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    • geoff daum,
    • July 27, 2009
    / Reply

    Yep – I would agree with that.. Thanks for the line.

    • Pett,
    • July 28, 2009
    / Reply

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    Pett

      • Terrance,
      • July 28, 2009
      / Reply

      Hi Pett, you can publish photos or images from OXP however we’ll appreciate if you can provide a link back.

  23. / Reply

    thanks for this page.

  24. / Reply

    Thank you an interesting theme

  25. / Reply

    Great content, very helpfull. The web needs more great sites like this.

  26. / Reply

    Super post, Need to mark it on Digg
    Rufor

    1. / Reply

      Yes, really very nice and informatieve article. Thanks.

  27. / Reply

    Good solution, thanks

  28. / Reply

    Hmm… I read blogs on a similar topic, but i never visited your blog. I added it to favorites and i’ll be your

    constant reader.

    • Bryant,
    • August 6, 2009
    / Reply

    Very good article, nice piece of information, I really like it. Thank you for sharing.

    • andy,
    • August 19, 2009
    / Reply

    Great stuff. I was banging me head trying to find a author permission plug in an here was a list of everything else I was missing

    thanks

    • Nicola,
    • September 1, 2009
    / Reply

    Great article. What would you do if you’ve been handed a site with a WordPress CMS that’s a mess? Just a dumping ground for files… no structure, no SEO, really difficult to search. Am new to web design and just helping out a friend with a fairly small but growing WordPress CMS. Can these plug-ins be plugged into something that’s already there? I don’t know how good WordPress could be but I’ve seen much much more user-friendly CMSs…? Would really appreciate some wisdom…
    Thanks

      • Terrance,
      • September 1, 2009
      / Reply

      Wow, this can a long discussion if you want to know how to handle a messy WordPress CMS.

      Basically, it all depends on the requirements, the goals, the plugin being used or is there a need to write some plugin to hook into WordPress for your CMS.

      Coming to data, are all the data at their right section? ie. using pages for content that you don’t update often and posts for frequent updates.

      Yes, all plugin can be plug into something that’s already there, but do note that some plugins do not support certain version of WordPress.

      The benefit using WordPress as CMS compare to other user-friendly CMS out there is that there are tons of free plugins for WordPress. Most of the time you can find a plugin that suit your need.

      Hope that helps. :)

    • Chris,
    • September 16, 2009
    / Reply

    As a WP novice, I am amazed at the how powerful it is with such a simple interface. But, for use as a CMS, WordPress has not yet begun. What a thing it would be if WP could bring this same simplicity to the CMS realm. The next killer app. Here’s my $0.02 on why WP isn’t a CMS yet, but it would be cool if it were.

  29. / Reply

    Great article. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • Gabi,
    • September 26, 2009
    / Reply

    Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this information. It’s extremely helpful for newbies or people who are trying to improve their current WP sites and or who are trying to understand as to why they should use WP over other CMS products such as joomla / drupal.

    A nice CMS product that I came across yesterday was concrete cms, free tool too.

    There are a large number of websites which are running off the WP platform, the problem for many beginners is how the heck do we get that far! Seems to be one extreme to another within the WP environment in regards to what can be achieved.

    I think what you have done here is excellent and I think you used the correct phrase for your title. What you have described here provides an excellent insight as to what can be used to transform the out the box WP solution into a tool which can pretty much meet most requirements.

    It would be good to see how a tutorial or a “autopsy” of a current, well developed brochure website can be achieved on a step by step basis, showing what extra plugins are required to implement it, then obviously, people who are learning about it, can use this tutorial and their creativeness to implement it.

    Long reply, but thought I would add my 2 pence into this.

    Excellent article.

    Thanks again for sharing, it’s people such as yourself which aid newbies and even experienced people to bridge the gap between ideas and actually implementing something successfully meeting their scope.

    Once WP can be used fully as a CMS without too many tweaks, I will be using it for all my future projects.

    Thanks,

    Gabi.

      • Terrance,
      • September 29, 2009
      / Reply

      Thanks Gabi, it’s people like you that keep us motivated in doing things that we enjoyed.

        • Gabi,
        • September 29, 2009
        / Reply

        More than welcome buddy. People are always more than happy to
        criticise peoples comments/thoughts, I like to provide praise where it’s due :)

        Gabi

    • Pete,
    • September 30, 2009
    / Reply

    I personally hate WordPress. I do not understand why anyone would actually choose to use it! It looks lame, all the WP sites look similar, it requires massive plugins to function at all, it’s nearly impossible to upgrade (why does it require upgrading?) WAY TOO complex and did I mention it sucks??? It is not customizable to suit todays functions. Blogger is drag and drop simple, has counters, links to everyone elses, doesn’t require massive amounts of tweaking or plugins and does not require you to be a computer geek to make it work day to day!!!

    DID I MENTION HOW MUCH I HATE WORDPRESS???

      • Gabi,
      • September 30, 2009
      / Reply

      Not quite sure what’s the point of you writing a reply on here if you are just going to say it’s rubbish. Nice selection of replies on here and bam, yours……..

      Sometimes people hate things because of a lack of understanding….. This is clearly emphasised by saying that all wordpress websites look the same.

      I wonder what you use for a CMS, I hope it’s not one of these “I build my own, from scratch” comments.

      :)

    1. / Reply

      Typically, most websites look the same.

      Logo
      Menu
      Content
      Sidebar
      Footer

      Also typically, most WordPress themes look very similar. This is not a limitation of WordPress, but of the designer/coder.

      WordPress itself does not limit the design. You can create whatever web layout you want and easily port it into a WordPress theme.

      Upgrading is a bad thing? Tell that to Adobe, Microsoft, the auto industry, the maker of your iPod and iPhone, etc.

      Too many plugins can get to be a bad thing with WordPress, I agree. But that doesn’t stop you from coding functions within a theme. That method is usually more stable than using addons for added features.

      In my perspective, Blogger is fine for an entry-level user. But if you’re wanting more custom features, you need something like WordPress.

  30. / Reply

    Great post, thanks, I was looking for info on WP as CMS.

  31. / Reply

    I guess you will be interested by wats, a plugin intended to provide WP with features of a trouble ticket system :
    http://www.lautre-monde.fr/wats-going-on/

    Another CMS related plugin! ;)

  32. / Reply

    super sache nutze meine beiden seiten auch als wordpress cms nutze aber nicht diese plugins weil man diese nicht wirklich braucht kann mann aber. http://www.blk-frauen.de

    • Elliot condon,
    • November 13, 2009
    / Reply

    Hey mate.

    Ive been using wordpress as a cms for a while now but i didnt even know some of these plugins existed. Thank you! Im going to use them on my next web design job

    • Mark Hallam,
    • November 27, 2009
    / Reply

    I am a wp newbie. I was wondering if you could tell me how i would make unique images (not random) appear on page sidebars. I am using wp as a cms.
    Thanks for help in advance.

    Mark

    • Jason,
    • November 28, 2009
    / Reply

    Hey Mark,

    I believe using a Widget would be the easiest. Go to Appearance > Widget in your admin. Then drag a Text Widget to one of your sidebars on the right.

    In that Text Widget, you’d put your image code…
    [img src=”image.jpg” /]

    You would make multiple sidebars, then use the following plugin to show specific sidebars on certain pages.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widget-context/

    Or you could use the Thesis theme that has this functionality built in. But it costs around $80.

    • Scott,
    • November 29, 2009
    / Reply

    Hi guys,

    I’m very new to WordPress, but am impressed by the plugins. However, slightly off-topic, but I’ve created a CMS that contains a few of these features either as standard, or as a plugin.

    An online demo and a free, downloadable version will be available very soon and can be seen at http://scottjarvis.com. I’d be interested to know how it compares for anyone who is familiar with wordpress. Thanks.

  33. / Reply

    I have heard a lot about new development of wordpress to develop CMS sites , always they showed the pros but you have highlighted the cons. My be wordpress is being used as CMS but to web developers Joomla is still the favorite platform. Certainly it is my notion.

    Thanks for such a good presentation on wordpress platform.

    Larkin

  34. / Reply

    Thanks for including Role Scoper in this list.

    Readers here should also appreciate my just-completed Revisionary plugin. It allows for moderated revisions to published posts and pages. Also enables fully qualified authors / editors to schedule changes for future publication.

  35. / Reply

    Great Post. I have on question. for the review of Tinymce Advanced in the pic how did you get you side bar to look like that. Mini button for tools, post, plugins etc.

    Thanks,

  36. / Reply

    CMS website on wordpress have more demand because of its easily design and self integrated structure. I am also working on CMS based website. This will surely helps me on my design. Thanks

  37. / Reply

    Thx for this plugin

  38. / Reply

    Keep The Good Work

  39. / Reply

    Very good list of plugins for CMS-ifying your WordPress-installation. Just wanna let you know that there is now a pretty good (better?!) alternative to PageMash called CMS Tree Page View:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cms-tree-page-view/

    Disclaimer: I’m the author of the plugin.. but I still like it :)

  40. / Reply

    Thanks for posting! I find the WP CMS plugins especially useful!

  41. / Reply

    Great list of plugins… Thanks for sharing…

  42. / Reply

    We believe we have made a game changing contribution to the community of developers using WordPress as a CMS to build client sites.

    Keep up the good Word Pressing.

  43. / Reply

    Great thing and suprab plugins shared here that would help for my next project thanks a lot for this effort.

  44. / Reply

    good article my friend

    • SEO,
    • May 29, 2010
    / Reply

    Very interesting post – I’m definitely going to bookmark you! Thank you for your info

  45. / Reply

    I really like what you blog about here, very refreshing and smart. One issue though, I’m running Firefox on Ubuntu and some of your layout pieces are a little off. I know it’s not a popular setup, but it is still something to to keep in mind. Just tossing you a heads up.

    • chuoexie,
    • August 10, 2010
    / Reply

    nice share, good article, very useful for me…thank you

  46. / Reply

    Very useful post.I love wordpress.Thanks for the contribution.

  47. / Reply

    Thank you .. This post gives me encouragement to continue studying for an advanced wordpress

  48. / Reply

    Thanks for the information.
    Wordpress is an awesome CMS and everybody saying something different doesn’t know how to use it properly.

  49. / Reply

    photoblogs are cool and i maintain at least two of them”.,

    • Stijn,
    • October 12, 2010
    / Reply

    There are some interesting plugins I didn’t test yet. I always use the CMS-plugin of Trendwerk, but I’ll give WP-CMS-POST a try. Thanks for this list!

  50. / Reply

    i maintain at least 3 photoblogs coz i love taking pictures and sharing it online:-~

    • Marcus Everding,
    • October 25, 2010
    / Reply

    There are some interesting plugins I didn’t test yet. I always use the CMS-plugin of Trendwerk, but I’ll give WP-CMS-POST a try. Thanks for this list!

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    • Lox,
    • November 15, 2010
    / Reply

    There is a nice plugin that makes using nav menus easier in wordpress 3.0, Gecka Submenu.

    It can also be used to add any menu, or portions of menu in any page witch eases users navigation when using wordpress as a CMS.

    Check it out:
    plugin page
    video demo

  51. / Reply

    Great thing and suprab plugins shared here that would help for my next project thanks a lot for this effort.

    • bal,
    • December 22, 2010
    / Reply

    thanks for sharing with us…

  52. / Reply

    thank you very much,great article and very useful informations

    • fue,
    • January 1, 2011
    / Reply

    thanks for shring with us this great info..

    • Matt,
    • January 2, 2011
    / Reply

    Thanks for the good article on using WordPress as a CMS. I’ve found that even going above your recommended maximum number of plugins hasn’t necessarily slowed my site down though. Not sure how relevant that limit is with the latest version(s) of WordPress or with faster connections and servers?

  53. / Reply

    this articale is really informative, I know more about wordpress now and appreciate the job.

  54. / Reply

    One issue though, I’m running Firefox on Ubuntu and some of your layout pieces are a little off.

  55. / Reply

    thank for great work….

  56. / Reply

    Cms nice wordpress post like..

  57. / Reply

    Thank you for topic find the WP CMS plugins especially useful!

  58. / Reply

    wordpress nice as cms post like…

  59. / Reply

    Very nice to visit here.

  60. / Reply

    It was a very nice idea! Just wanna say thank you for the selective information you have distributed.

  61. / Reply

    Word Press is such important website, it has offered us many functions . i like it very much, especially reading articles on it.

  62. / Reply

    Great post, and I would love to see an updated version since many things have changed in WP that make some of the suggestions here unnecessary.
    Many thanks

  63. / Reply

    good article,I’ve found that even going above your recommended maximum number of plugins hasn’t necessarily slowed my site down though

  64. / Reply

    Great post – Just subscriped to your RSS feed.. Thanks, is this a regular template?

  65. / Reply

    very cool

  66. / Reply

    Thanks for the Infos

  67. / Reply

    you wordpress nice as cms post like…

  68. / Reply

    Incredible! That’s what I want, awesome WP theme. I use these theme on my group blog! Thanks for your work, guys!

  69. / Reply

    Rock on! I’ve been using WordPress as CMS for my clients’ websites for over 2 years now. Nothing is better! Thanks for the great post!

  70. / Reply

    Another tips to make WordPress blog become a CMS website is that you can offer visitors submit theirs article outside, here is the tutorial for this: http://www.intenseblog.com/wordpress/submit-new-post-outside-wordpress-admin-panel.html

    • bbritin,
    • July 27, 2011
    / Reply

    excellent,it’s very convenient and powerful.

  71. / Reply

    good stuff,appreciate your sharing

    • get4,
    • August 11, 2011
    / Reply

    great stuff i found. I use WP as an CMS on some sites but i need for my customer some Backendplugins, which i found here

  72. / Reply

    Really thanks for the useful work.

  73. / Reply

    I have used wordpress. Its works great for my cms.

    • y3,
    • October 1, 2011
    / Reply

    Nice post.Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! waiting for some interesting thoughts from your side in your next post ,thanks.

  74. / Reply

    I agree with you on most of the advantages of WordPress as a platform/CMS as compared to others like Joomla, Drupal. I think Google is trying to improve on Blogger too.

  75. / Reply

    used wordpress. Its works great for my cms.

    thanks

  76. / Reply

    Nice post.Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! waiting for some interesting thoughts from your side in your next post ,thanks.barbie

    • Luis,
    • December 24, 2011
    / Reply

    Honestly I can’t say that any of the examples in your showcase look like a true CMS. All of them looks like a blog from top to bottom.

  77. / Reply

    Can you please suggest places for training and learning how to become proficient with WordPress?

  78. / Reply

    Really a wonderful post to read it.

  79. / Reply

    this is so interesting and wonderful post to read.

    • Barry,
    • January 30, 2012
    / Reply

    I’ve been using WP for a number of years now and thought I had found most of the useful plugins I would ever be likely to need, now thanks to this article, I need to add a few more bookmarks! Can’t wait to give More Fields a go. Cheers!

  80. / Reply

    what you have said in this article has deeply impressed me and i wish you can write more about this subject.

  81. / Reply

    It is an informative article, thank you to post it here.
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  83. / Reply

    I use C Form. A bit of a hassle to set up, but totally worth it to have a contact form that just stands out from all others.

  84. / Reply

    We have used WordPress on our site for its CMS ability and the use of all the plug in facilities available on the market.

    • Jeff,
    • June 12, 2012
    / Reply

    Always liked wordpress a powerful tool.

    • Paul,
    • June 12, 2012
    / Reply

    Yes, although wordpress was developed initially as more of a blogging site.

  85. / Reply

    Have my own site in wordpress. Developer speaks highly of it.

  86. / Reply

    Whats the best way of becoming proficient in wordpress

    • Adam,
    • June 17, 2012
    / Reply

    The power of optimisation available using windows is incredible.

  87. / Reply

    I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info

  88. / Reply

    Great information and some nice designs. Will have a read over a coffee!

    Thanks for sharing

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