Designing for WordPress as a 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 page templates

arrow Building new Sidebar and Footer templates

arrow Customizing styles for sticky, category, and tag posts

As I note throughout this book, WordPress is not simply a blogging platform; it’s also a solution for building your own website. The self-hosted version of WordPress, WordPress.org, is a powerful content management system that’s flexible and extensible enough to run an entire website — with no blog at all, 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 and retrieving information and content. A CMS lets you maintain your website with little or no HTML knowledge. You can create, modify, retrieve, and update your content without ever touching the code required to perform those tasks.

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