Photo credit: cc Scott Beale (Laughing Squid)
My favorite session was presented by Mark Jaquith. It was about using WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System). He gave some really great tips. The best, single bit of advice Mark gave, is don’t get hung up on language. WordPress uses names like post, comment, page, category, etc…, but that doesn’t mean that you have to use them that way. In the end, they are just different levels of organization. Mark showed some great examples (listed below) of non-blog websites using WordPress as a CMS. Some of them actually use ‘comments’ as content.
I actually want to give a special thanks to Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, and Barry Abrahamson. Not just for putting on WordCamp, and making a great product, but for giving me some of their time at the conference, and allowing me to pick their brains a little on the recent trouble I had with the site. Thanks guys! You rock!
Oh, and if you’re ever in the need of some professional help with your WordPress blog (or CMS), you should contact Mark Jaquith. He offers some great services, and he’s extremely knowledgeable.