Still thinking through site redux

I know it’s been 7 days since I said I was going to overhaul the site, but sifting thru the WP forums lately, I need to evaluate the site a bit more. Not like there’s a rush.

I came across this thread, and I’m thinking of how I can work the static pages out. For sure I won’t have the newsletter anymore. I’ll be more frequent just by blogging the cool stuff or information I come across. It’s not like I can’t write full-fledged articles through WP. The main site will be all business. So far, I’m thinking it’ll have:

  • Blog
  • Forums
  • Services
  • PC Consulting
  • Website creation/maintenence

I need feedback. Suggestions please? I’d appreciate it!

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

2 thoughts on “Still thinking through site redux”

  1. Hey, I’m new to wordpress, but I have found the best plugin avaiable is ezStatic

    I use this, in conjunction with mod-rewrite rules, and I haven’t had any problems config’ing my site to do whatever I want. Have a look – everything under the menu is using the above described..

    for example, the onliners is a completley indipendant php script (did I mention you can call WP functions in the php as well!) – then I have a mod-rewrite rule to change index.php?stat=oneliners to /onleliners/

    by adding something like this to my .htaccess:
    RewriteRule ^oneliners/?$ /index.php?stat=oneliners [QSA]

    in ezstatic.php plugin, had to change this;
    $qs_key = ‘stat’; // (used to be ‘static’)
    as v1.3 of WP has some junk which grabs the ‘static’ before this plugin gets it.. should work fine in 1.2 though.

    since I had changed my site so much, I had to fiddle with the regular expressions used in ezstatic.php a bit. It needs to find ‘the loop’ and chop it out of index.php

    start playing with it.. you’ll find it’ll help you setup your site however you’d like but keeping WP as the base to it all.

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  2. Thanks for that information “mork”! 😉

    I’m going to give it a shot right now. I don’t know PHP (pretty much at all), so I won’t need to go into that much depth. I’ll try that ReWrite Rule for my .htaccess file, that’s for sure, cuz I don’t want the pages to be, like, ?static=. I would say I’ll let you know how it goes, but you’ll most likely see it here eventually. 😉

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