We have all heard about using WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) at some point or the other. Some laugh at this pointing out that WordPress was never built for use as a CMS and therefore will never be able to fully function as worthy CMS Site. After doing just a little bit of digging online, it actually becomes apparent that many people have used WP as a fully functional, scalable and complete CMS implementation. This includes the US car giant Ford.
There so many plugins to choose from in the WordPress directory. Plus, a simple search on Google will reveal that there are so much more that are not in fact listed on the WP directory. This becomes overwhelming to anyone looking on. So I decided to make a little bit of time to write about the best WP plugins to add CMS Functionality to WP. (Notice: I didn’t say ‘CMS like functionality…’). This very much will change your WP installation into something rather outstanding.
Flutter is a feature rich WordPress CMS plugin that focuses on easy templating for the developer and simplifies content management for the administrators by creating custom write panels that can be fully customized.
Custom Admin Branding
Custom Admin Branding Plugin allows you to not only re-brand the WordPress login screen, but also the admin header and footer with your own custom images. This will actually give your client an idea that the CMS is tailor for his business.
More Fields is a WordPress plugin that adds boxes to the Write/Edit page. These boxes contains input fields, so that additional (more) fields can be added to a post. This is extremely useful if you are making use of custom fields, it will make the way you input data through custom fields more user friendly.
MailPress allows you to send beautiful styled HTML and plain text mails based on dedicated themes and templates. Very often, there will a need to have newsletter subscription on the site for the visitors. MailPress is awesome when come to handling newsletter, It can track the newsletter that have been sent out and even schedule for the blast with additional FREE addon modules.
PageMash allow us to customize the order your pages simple Ajax drag-and-drop administrative interface with an option to toggle the page to be hidden from output. Great tool to quickly re-arrange your page menus, if you find the default page ordering is not user friendly.
Multi Level Navigation
WP CMS Post
Well that’s my round up for now. As usual, I will have many more for you to consider and many more scripts coming on as well. So enjoy!