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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 6: Using WordPress as a Content Management System

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arrow.png Defining a content management system

arrow.png Creating a template for each static page, post category, and sidebar

arrow.png Custom styles for sticky posts, categories, and tags

arrow.png Using Custom Post Types

arrow.png Optimizing for search engine success

If you’ve avoided using WordPress as a solution for building your own website because you think it’s only a blogging platform and you don’t want to have a blog (not every website owner does, after all), it’s time to rethink your position. WordPress 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 knowledge of HTML. You can create, modify, retrieve, ...

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