As most will already know, there is this little giant out in the land of CMS that has changed the horizon for productivity on many levels called WordPress CMS. In short, so not to bore, WordPress is a platform that will enable the would be newcomer to the net with his or her vision for a website or streamline the process for any professional company / person or group, wanting to deploy a large multiuser or publishing model.
We have been looking and looking for a long time, and have ended up, right or wrong using a theme with elements that we think are customizable enough to give the look and feel that we want for now. The most important thing for us was that the code be clean. Brian G’s name kept coming up throughout the search. We picked his Vertigo 3-Column Version theme – to be a starting point, which as you can see we adjusted to suit our liking. Some may laugh and say, if that’s all you wanted why not just……bla bla bla. We chose to get on with more important things to us, so why not create our content on a theme by a well known and respected designer?
You might be thinking at this point why we didn’t just make our own that would be better than others and more specific in the customizations. The simple answer is, it is not our expertise. I’m sure at some point we’ll add that kind of mind power to our group but for know we are just going to harness the good work of others that have freely made it available to the public. Our thinking is, why waste good time doing something we are not good at when we can use our minds in other productive ways(to be determined).
So, back to the topic of WordPress CMS. If you are not going to create your own at first, you will need to find a theme that fits your needs (this is after you have WP installed on your server etc.). The list of themes seems to never end so we will tell you where to look. The following have been put together well and offer you good choices. Be sure to look through the files when you pick one you like so that no hidden links to other site are in that you haven’t put there, other then the standard powered by and theme by links. The same thing goes for plugins, you will need to choose what best fits your needs.
Well, that’s it for now. We hope this will be of some use to you. Thanks for reading and make a comment if you will, good or bad, we take all. If we goofed, maybe we can learn from your feedback and help other visitors at the same time.
On a side note, something you will see quite often is the lack of attention we might give to certain variables as to their importance or function.
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