Development has continued steadily on the CMS plugin for WordPress. I am currently beta testing it on some projects to help me better develop this plugin for real-world use. The first of these projects is a site for an international film festival called Cinema Paradise.
So what did the CMS plugin do for the site?
- Logical/Hackable Permalinks –
http://cinemaparadise.org/filmslists all the films, while
http://cinemaparadise.org/films/lady-vengencedisplays the details of one of the films in the festival (Lady Vengeance)
- Simple Section Creation – As easy as creating a page or a post in WordPress (Actually, there are two ways to do it, and one way is even simpler than adding a page or post)
- Easily add content to sections – When writing a post, simply select the section the post should belong to via a drop-down menu (in the post form sidebar).
Other features, such as Section-specific RSS feeds, tags, and categories are available, but the client chose not to use them. But they are still there. For example:
Next Step: Roll the additions (i.e. new features) and optimizations gained from working on this site back into the plugin itself.