Chapter 12

WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)

In This Chapter

arrow Assigning a static page as the front page of your site

arrow Adding a blog to your site

arrow Defining different templates for pages on your site

arrow Building new Sidebar and Footer templates

arrow Customizing styles for sticky, category, and tag posts

arrow Supporting built-in features in a theme

arrow Optimizing your site for search engines

WordPress isn’t simply a blogging platform; it’s also a solution for building your own website. WordPress is a powerful content management system that’s flexible and extensible enough to run an entire website — even without a blog, if you prefer.

A content management system (CMS) is a system used to create and maintain your entire site; it includes tools for publishing and editing as well as for searching ...

Get WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.