WordPress Photography Blog Design For Diso Sports
WordPress Photography Blog Design for a Sports Photography Magazine in Kansas City:
Some of our favorite projects are the ones that require the highest degree of automation. They’re more of a challenge technically since you’re programming them to handle as many things on the back-end as possible, but this makes them easier to manage and maintain.
In the case of this WordPress Photography Blog Design, we wanted a website with a magazine-like appearance, so the home page in the root directory at http://disosports.com/ is designed to look just like a magazine cover. This provides links into different sections of the site, but it’s primary function is to launch the most recent article. New articles are published each month, and a new cover is designed for each article, so it works just like a monthly magazine (without having to show up for a press check every month).
The cover has a dual purpose since it serves as both a nice visual for introducing the blog, and the html for this can also be pasted directly into a web mail template. So it goes out to the full list of subscribers when new articles are published each month, and what subscribers get in their email looks exactly like the cover on the home page. When they click the “Launch Article” button, this takes them to the latest post in the blog.
So to maintain this the client simply creates a new post, uploads a new cover image to the root directory, and this becomes the new home page. As more articles are published, these are automatically written to an archive page. This is CMS at it’s best, and it’s a great architecture to use for people who want to publish regular articles and maintain their own web sites.
SITE URL: http://disosports.com/DisoSportsSite/