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    word press help

    This is a pretty general question. I will just ask away...

    I have designed this site for my bike racing team and I now need to find away to manage some of the content and most have recommended wordpress.

    The things I need it to do ::
    Results page :: the results to be presented in a list
    date - race - name -place
    Also, race and place need to go onto home page ( see layout )


    News on main page::
    Blog style news on main page with a limit to entries on main page, older moved to news page. Also, just the title and first 2 lines of entry on main page with link to full story.

    Multiple users :: I also want to have a few different "bloggers" update results and add news articles.

    Does this sound doable with wordpress... I also want to use my own design and layout.

    Here is example :: http://www.humanzoomracing.com/home_1.html

    Thanks in advance.

    Sammy

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    Matthew's Daddy Mike Empuria's Avatar
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    I'd say that yes, most things are doable in WP.

    The first thing you want is just a layout exercise, perhaps using a text widget?

    The news on the first page with limits is simple enough to achieve, especially with the use of the "more" button.

    You can have multiple users and bloggers - it's an admin option.

    So yes. It's doable.

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    WordPress is a perfect solution, but you will need a custom theme and then some instruction, but in terms of handling the posts, results, etc it is a great tool for the job.
    Web Design, Marketing, Etc .............
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    Wordpress is the best solution for your site. You will need to customize it to do what you want. I have seen post in this forum with some good plugins for wordpress.

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    okay

    Thanks. I thought wordpress was pretty versatile.

    The example link I provided is actually the site I designed and built the page with css. I want to use that as the layout.

    I will look more into WP. I have not found a really good example of solution for displaying dynamic race results - which would be on the home page is a simple form and also on their own page as a list.


    I will look deeper.... thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Empuria View Post

    The news on the first page with limits is simple enough to achieve, especially with the use of the "more" button.
    Hey Mike,

    When you say "simple enough to achieve" is that a code modification or with plugin or syndicator like Magpie?
    Cheers,
    Ian.

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    Matthew's Daddy Mike Empuria's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by icovey View Post
    Hey Mike,

    When you say "simple enough to achieve" is that a code modification or with plugin or syndicator like Magpie?
    On the WP toolbar there is a button that splits the post with a more tag <!--more-->
    The text above the tag will be shown on the front page then there is a link "Keep Reading" which takes you to the full post.

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    OK. I see what you mean now.

    Like bicyclenerd want to show snippets of news articles (essentially blog posts) on a section of the front page but I also want to have the posts in full on the news page.

    Any ideas how I can get these two bits of functionality?
    Cheers,
    Ian.

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