Need Advice on WordPress Project

Discussion in 'Joomla and other Content Management Systems (CMS)' started by OldenGray, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. OldenGray

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    I am currently building a web site in Word Press. Really wanted to do it in Joomla, but for other reasons (like I'm still learning Joomla), I'm going with Word Press for the moment. I want to:
    1. Add a forum to this site. It's a historical family cemetery and the forum should be connected to the site somehow. Is there a plugin available that anyone knows about that would allow me to build a forum that would be linkable from the front page of the site? Or, if you could, provide some good recommendations.
    2. I want to add images of each grave (roughly 220) and I'm thinking of doing those as pdf files which will be linked to a list of burials. The file will contain a photo of the grave, a photo of the occupant (if available) and dates of birth and death. Some of the graves go back to the early 1800s.
    3. I want to add a slide show to the site that would appear in a dignified manner. I have accumulated literally hundreds of old photographs, paintings, and other memorabilia. Any ideas on a suitable plugin.
    This might be too big a request, but, any advice would be greatly appreciated. If anyone would like to see what I have done so far, please send me a private note and I will direct you to the site. It's part of another site at the moment and is far from completion, so some of the links are just there for looks.
    OG
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    Thank you, folks, for the excellent leads. I could have spent several aggravating days searching for just the right combination of words that would lead me to what I needed. I thought that there would be some kind of plugin that would tie in to a vbulletin forum or a phpBB forum but just was not sure how to label it for the search engine. Also, as this is a cemetery, dignity is first and foremost. Solemnity is the watchword. Also, thank you, Bill, for the additional information. Most helpful. "Many hands make light work."

    OG

    Just checked out "Remedy" - an ideal template. Thanks again, Bill.
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    Glad we could help OldenGray. Let us know if there is anything else we can do.
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    The new WordPress version 2.7's admin panel is a lot different from the old one. Right now, it's not "user friendly." Looks like some relearning ahead. Also, did you know that you can get a plugin that will AUTOMATICALLY upgrade your previous version to 2.7? A heck of a lot easier than a manual install.
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    OG:

    I like the new WP interface but I'm sure many others do not.
    Another way to automatically update is in cpanel. Just open cpanel and click on Fantastico/wordpress and you will see a link for auto update if you are still using old version. I did it to-day
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    Hi, JB
    I use iPower and they don't have cpanel. In fact, I don't know what they call their control panel. I think it's called "it." I have been using ipower for several years without too many problems. They only thing they lack is customer service. But, hey, the cost is right! This can be verified by a recent customer survey done by one of internet web newletters.

    But, hey, speaking of the new WP 2.7, I can live with progress; but sometimes the things called progress need to slow down and let me catch up.


    P.S. The new Joomla for Dummies is coming out on Jan. 23. AM I EXCITED, or what?

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