There are real horrors or sins out there against everything holly about PSD to WordPress. Since our 7 Deadly Sins for jQuery article was so well receive, we thought WordPress deserved its Deadly Sins too.
WordPress is a content management system you can use to create a beautiful blog and simple (sometimes not so simple) websites. It makes PSD slicing a recess, when design rightly.
It was born out of a desire for an elegant, well organized personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. Unlike third-party hosted services, you can be sure of being able to access and modify everything related to your weblog, in case you need to.
It is a powerful personal publishing platform, and it comes with a great set of features and infinite WordPress templates designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible.
The RSS 1.0 (aka RDF), RSS 2.0 and ATOM specifications are fully supported by WordPress, and something else, just about any page on your weblog has an associated feed that your readers can subscribe to.
WordPress provides an array of moderation options such as:
- All comments before they appear on the blog.
- Comments with specific words in them.
- Comments posted from specific IP addresses.
- Comments containing more than some specified number of links.
The official source for WordPress Plugins is “Official WordPress Plugins Repository”. Some examples are:
- Akismet- It checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
- Google Analytics for WordPress- Views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.
- GTranslate- Get translations with a single click between 58 languages.
- All in One SEO Pack- Automatically optimizes your blog for Search Engine Optimization.
- Post video players, slideshow albums, photo galleries and music / podcast playlist- Post your videos, photo galleries/flash slideshows easily and in seconds.
- AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Buttons- Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg and many more.
- WP to Twitter- Posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog or post to your blogroll, using your chosen URL shortening service. Requires PHP 5 and URL.
With that done here are the most sinful things to do with this great CMS:
1. Write codes on the posts- WordPress is smart. Very smart it would read all the funny faces or if in a tutorial the use of “<>” will makes it go crazy!
2. Use it as your principal page, your foro and blog at the same time- WordPress integration does not have that much power, you can use other softwares like Drupal.
3. Different pages designs will make it load forever and ever, stay with simple things, which is the way to Rock!
4. Do not change the main codes, they are there for a reason, this could completely distort the WordPress integration.
5. Not knowing what a WordPress is- Google is our friend; it shows you all kind of software that can help you best with your project.
6. Complicated designs on all pages- Not only would it be too heavy, WordPress could not even run it.
7. Not too many multimedia- the use of galleries, music and video in excessive won’t work on it.
Now you have been warmed, “Pixel Perfect” is harder than you think!