Designing for WordPress as a CMS
In This Chapter
Assigning a static page as the front page of your site
Adding a blog to your site
Defining different page templates
Building new Sidebar and Footer templates
Customizing styles for sticky, category, and tag posts
Optimizing your site for search engines
As I note throughout this book, WordPress is not simply a blogging platform; it’s also a solution for building your own Web site. The self-hosted version of WordPress, WordPress.org, is a powerful content management system that’s flexible and extensible enough to run an entire Web site — 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 Web site with little or ...