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Automatic population of the Word Press Database

Automatic population Word Press Database

See Expression Engine Entities, db structure data import and performance for a the related discussion this was part of.

I illustrated how you can create relatively powerful systems with the simple WordPress database modal by populating the database directly using a back end system driven by a well structure data modal.

You do this by creating navigation using the creation maintenance of categories for navigating the relationship, and at every level you can create automatically generated post representing the deferent entities in the database. While the result will be a very de normalized view of the data and can be impossible to maintain through the word press interface it can easily be done by maintaining the structured back end and updating the word press databse.

It is even possible to allow for two way system buy queering posts that have not been auto generated by the back end system.

While I am not advocating this is the perfect way it is a technique that can be used to develop a powerful front end with very little investment.

It can also be used to publish a system to various different front-ends, so you may have a powerful proprietary web site but may want to support varies other interfaces driven by the same data like Web Press blogs white labeling a subset on your system.

Guy Shneerson

Leave a Comment March 5, 2010

Useful WordPress Plugins

I find the following plugins useful as a set of default plugins for a WordPress installation:

  • ultimate-google-analytics – requires an analytics account (free) and really is the ultimate SEO plugin;
  • google-sitemap-generator – generates a Google Site map (useful with a Google Webmaster Account);
  • platinum-seo-pack – Manages Title tags and meta tags along with loads of other SEO tools;
  • revision-control – controls (limits)  the number f revisions you accumulate;
  • WPTouch – Provides an iPhone interface to your blog.
  • Akismet – Comes with WordPress  – activate it – it works and really stops a lot of comment spam.

I load all of these by default with WordPress installations. The SEO ones really enable you to manage and monitor the visibility of your site and to track traffic.

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment March 3, 2010


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