Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Dreamweaver and WordPress: Building Sites

Understanding options for a WordPress site


From:

Dreamweaver and WordPress: Building Sites

with Joseph Lowery

Video: Understanding options for a WordPress site

Okay. You're working with a client who really wants to take control of their new web site's content, and you think WordPress might be the way to go. So what are your options? In this chapter, I'll give you an overview of the different possibilities for handling content in a WordPress-based site. Other than material pulled in from outside a site, there are basically two types of content: user-contributed and developer-created. We'll focus on user-contributed in this video. The best known type of user- contributed content are blog posts.

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
Please wait...
Dreamweaver and WordPress: Building Sites
1h 42m Intermediate Feb 24, 2012

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

In this course, author Joseph Lowery shows how to create a robust WordPress-based site using Dreamweaver. The course lays out the essentials of planning a site, explains how to implement custom sidebars, and demonstrates building page templates. The course also explains how to integrate PHP functionality and extend the WordPress database.

Topics include:
  • Understanding development environment requirements
  • Working with existing WordPress content
  • Handling standard pages
  • Managing full posts
  • Coding a basic template
  • Adding a custom sidebar
  • Working with WordPress functions
  • Inserting PHP code in posts
  • Including a recordset
  • Outputting data
  • Linking to dynamic pages
Subjects:
Web CMS
Software:
Dreamweaver WordPress
Author:
Joseph Lowery

Understanding options for a WordPress site

Okay. You're working with a client who really wants to take control of their new web site's content, and you think WordPress might be the way to go. So what are your options? In this chapter, I'll give you an overview of the different possibilities for handling content in a WordPress-based site. Other than material pulled in from outside a site, there are basically two types of content: user-contributed and developer-created. We'll focus on user-contributed in this video. The best known type of user- contributed content are blog posts.

A blog post is entered through the WordPress editor, or the user enters a title and they post content as well as assigning tags and categories. Once the blog post is published, additional meta information, like the author's name and date of publication, are automatically added. WordPress users can also create new pages through the dashboard's Pages interface. Like blogs, a page has a title and content. You can also assign a pager a template to provide a different look and feel or organize the pages on the site.

You can create WordPress pages in the standard fashion, which is appropriate when you've got static content that needs to be updated infrequently. Or you can create your page content as a post. This works well when you want to use a different template for specific content. I'll show you how to set up this technique in the "Implementing post-driven pages" movie, found in Chapter 2. The final way that you can bring user- contributed content into a WordPress site is by setting up additional database tables and entering the information through a separate admin interface.

This strategy is covered in the Chapter 5 movie, "Adding MySQL database output." As you're developing your site map, it's a good idea to decide which pages will be created using what strategy, what pages incorporate blog posts, which ones are standard custom pages, which are post-driven pages, and which include database-driven content.

There are currently no FAQs about Dreamweaver and WordPress: Building Sites.

Share a link to this course
Please wait... Please wait...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Dreamweaver and WordPress: Building Sites.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Welcome to the redesigned course page.

We’ve moved some things around, and now you can



Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked