This episode of WordPress Weekly was centered around one topic, using WordPress as a CMS. Thanks to my special guests Randy Hoyt of Amesburyweb.com and Scott Clark co-author of the PODS plugin, we were able to dive deep into the topic of the PODS plugin and its capabilities while also discussing what it means to use WordPress as a CMS. This is a topic many listeners have wanted us to cover for a long time and so, here you go.
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WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:
Last weeks poll question was:
Should there be a page on the plugin repository for Commercial GPL plugins?
Out of a total of 37 voters, 27 of you said Yes, 6 of you said No and 4 of you voted that Commercial GPL Plugins Already Exist In The Repository.
This Weeks Poll Question Is:
Is WordPress A Community Run Project?
Plugin Picks Of The Week:
Jeff – PODS – Pods is a CMS framework that lets you create, manage, and display your own content types. Don’t bother hacking blog posts into becoming something they’re not. With Pods, create entirely new data structures with only the fields you need. Like Drupal CCK, you can set up relationships, allowing for a whole new level of interconnectedness.
David – Minimum Comment Length – Check the comment for a set minimum length and disapprove it if it’s too short. by Joost de Valk
Last Weeks WordPress Trivia Question:
Matt was recently interviewed for a blog post which I won’t name but one of the questions he was asked was: What can we expect from Matt in the near future besides WordPress advancements, of course? Your job is to provide the answer
WordPress Trivia Answer:
More Photos – http://www.bornrich.org/entry/cool-geek-of-the-week-matt-mullenweg/
This Weeks Trivia Question
What are the names of the 5 people who have core commit access to WordPress?
Next week I have schedule Sam Bauers, lead developer of bbPress to come on the show. If he is unable to make it, we’ll just catch up on all the happenings within the WordPress community.
Next Episode: Friday July 17th, 2009 8P.M. EST
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As I build more business than blog sites with WordPress, this was I thought a really interesting show!
I agree that better role management would be a very welcome feature in WordPress. I personally don’t need anything terribly drastic, I’d like to see basic groups so that I could restrict users to a certain category, or a specific Page and it’s children. I think maybe a bit more fine-grained control in core to lay the groundwork; and something more more advanced, one of the two plugins they mentioned, as a canonical plugin would be sufficient.
I feel their pain, and I’m sure the pain of many others, when it comes to clients and end users balking at the idea of blogging. I learned quickly to not even mention blogs to them and to just strip the comment features out of the theme, and removed all mention of blog or blogroll and rebrand the whole blog feature as just plain old “news”. It makes some end users feel more comfortable and lets them ease into blogging without even knowing it :)
Hopefully this one isn’t a trick question! There are five names listed on the About WordPress page as lead developers who I assume are all able to commit to core: Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, & Peter Westwood.