Posts Tagged ‘clients’

Assortment Of Tips For Consultants

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December 17th, 2009
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There is no shortage of WordPress consultants to choose from when it comes time to pay for custom development work. If you are aiming towards becoming a WordPress consultant, I encourage you to check out these advanced power tips for template developers written by Jacob Goldman on SmashingMagazine.com Jacob does a nice job explaining all sorts of ways consultants can make tailored versions of WordPress. Everything from branding the back-end to modifying the contextual HELP drop-down menu so that it contains information specific to that theme. One of my favorite tips presented in the list is the first one, Customizing the Dashboard Widgets. This enables developers to add a dashboard widget that can contain support, contact and other information. If a custom solution were developed for me, a dashboard widget like this is what I would consider to be a nice touch. Also on the topic of WordPress and consultants, […]

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WordPress As A CMS Checklist

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July 30th, 2008
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Thord Daniel Hedengren over at Devlounge has published an extensive checklist based on his experience of things to consider when using WordPress as a CMS, especially when it will be used for a client. His post covers a number of different situations you should think about ahead of time before you step into your favorite code editor. According to Thord, there are three things you need to consider before committing to WordPress: 1. Is the functionality needed covered by the WordPress core functions, and/or with the addition of (not too many) plugins? This is usually managing information pages (using Pages), and publishing news/press releases (using Posts). If I need to add a lot of custom stuff, including the custom fields, then perhaps it gets too complicated for the client. 2. Is there a good translation of WordPress available, so that your client can get the backend in their own language? […]

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