My WordCamp Whistler Talk: How to build a website with WordPress, for normal people

Going to do this post in segments…first my slides:

This is the “magic” code that fixes the problem with having a pre-set “Home” button:

<?phpwp_list_pages('exclude=2,10&title_li=&depth=1'); ?>

What this does is block the pages with IDs 2 and 10 from being listed. You’ll have to find out the page ID from your Edit Pages section in the admin panels. I mouse over the title and look at the URL in the status bar. Please, please bring back the ID number in the columns!

I’ll post links shortly, but the best place to find things on Extending WP on WordPress.org so honestly look there and the most popular themes and plugins are your best bests.

Comments

  1. says

    Cool. I was thinking of replacing my make+xslt+python+css (all editied in emacs) system which I maintained for my wealth advisory practice with something more off the shelf. I am sure I can build my own word press template or hire someone.

  2. says

    Cool. I was thinking of replacing my make+xslt+python+css (all editied in emacs) system which I maintained for my wealth advisory practice with something more off the shelf. I am sure I can build my own word press template or hire someone.

  3. says

    Great slides!
    have you ever seen when MySQL gets corrupted by WordPress? My installation did and I ended up losing everything (luckily i had a backup…). i'm weary of using mysql/wordpress further if it is going to do it again.

  4. says

    Great slides!
    have you ever seen when MySQL gets corrupted by WordPress? My installation did and I ended up losing everything (luckily i had a backup…). i'm weary of using mysql/wordpress further if it is going to do it again.

  5. says

    good post Tris.

    Could you convert a large website 100+ pages done in dreamweaver as html 4.0 with internal relative links (ie ../support/thispage.html) to wordpress and still keep the external links, the google juice and as well as the interlinking between pages intact?

    ie by just renaming the pages with the same urls as the previous html pages?

    that daily wp-backup is a must.

  6. says

    good post Tris.

    Could you convert a large website 100+ pages done in dreamweaver as html 4.0 with internal relative links (ie ../support/thispage.html) to wordpress and still keep the external links, the google juice and as well as the interlinking between pages intact?

    ie by just renaming the pages with the same urls as the previous html pages?

    that daily wp-backup is a must.

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