There are different problems associated with a static website, such as management and content update. To address these problems, one alternative is to use Content Management System (CMS), such as WordPress. This project describes the process of migrating a static website to WordPress and adding six additional functionalities according to requirements from a company.
In the meantime, theme is used to customize the website based on company’s requirements; specific WordPress plugins and widgets are used to implement additional requirements, including submenus, user registration and login, content update, Facebook and Twitter integration, and RSS support for the new content. Besides, solutions are given to resolve problems, such as the conflict with Internet Explorer (IE) and WordPress security issues.
The outcome of this work allows the company to use WordPress to manage the website, to publish automatically new content into online social networking services, to provide customized information to registered users as well as to allow web syndication.
Author: Zhu, Yuanwen | Jia, Wang