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  1. Content Management with WordPress : A Case Study 4-5 minutes We all agree that wordpress is the leading CMS in the arena, the most famous one. But how much it really helps the user to fulfill the purpose : ‘ Manage Contents ! ” . Well, Lets see, recently I had to create a website in WordPress, nothing fancy or custom requirements, but a simple school website. So there was a purchased theme I had to integrate with contents. All these sounded cool but once I started to do the actual work, I realized a few bits and odds about the WordPress which I will share with in this article. I am a developer with a basic sense of design layout. So I see the design first, then fill the content into the layout once its finished. So this content has to be free and separated from the design layout. A person who manages the content should not be worried about the design layout tags ( Row, column, padding, margin etc ), hence the content management system serves its purpose. But in this WordPress theme, everything is inside the design itself. I will show you an example. In modern WordPress Themes, they come with lots of plugins packed. One of the most important plugin is the Visual Composer which is a kind of cool plugin helps the user to drag and drop HTML elements ( like text block, image, wp components etc ). This looks good at first but once you finished, your home page, for example, the Page Editor will show you the source code like this below. [vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1461134371794{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column offset=”vc_hidden-xs”][stm_spacing lg_spacing=”112px” md_spacing=”112px” sm_spacing=”112px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1461134371794{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][rev_slider_vc alias=”hero”][/vc_column][/vc_row] Those are the Short Codes generated by this Visual Composer. Now what if you want to edit / add content to the page, say in Home page ? well, you have this edit with Visual Composer feature which shows as below. This is how to add some new content elements to a Page Now you can see, if you want to edit or add content, then you will need to do it with lots of options, which requires a little more technical knowledge than a normal Content Manager. For a Web Developer as I am, this seems ok, but what if this is for a Normal User ? For example, this school website, there will be a teacher or a school staff is going to manage the contents. Now, they have to learn the WordPress way of managing contents including Row, Padding, animation, margins etc etc. Look above, we have a plethora of components to be added to a Page / Post as in content, which is good for a Developer/Technical person. This reduces works in code level editing but this is an overkill for the purpose of Content Management System. The idea of separate the content from design is the backbone of a content management system ( CMS) But now the content is actually very much strangled inside the design. The Normal User cannot manage the content any more, so the requirement is now doubled. One can argue that, even in WordPress we can do the old fashioned way to separate content and design. But the complicated structure of WordPress is not at all user friendly for Rapid Dev in that manner. WordPress’s basic structure is built on Posts > Categories | Blog way. Now a Page in WordPress is either a single post content or compilation of various posts, which means, to manage the content in a single page, the user has to edit various posts. Now this issue is overridden by this Visual Composer thing, but the Content is strangled in Design. In addition to these the user who actually manage the content should be aware of all the design elements and its repercussions. One of the advantage of using WordPress is that You Have A Plugin for Every Requirement. But these plugins are third party, may not get updated as with the WordPress versions, which arises another extra responsibility for the content manager, again requires some technical skill. Considering all these, I prefer and suggest another Content Management System known as ProcessWire to my clients. PW is well designed in a way that to serve the purpose of Separate the Content from Design.
  2. Hello All, This is just simple thought of mine over a simple a WordPress work I had to take recently. I am just discussing how I felt about WordPress is falling apart on the Content Management. My Article is here P:S :- My blog is still uses WordPress 😛
  3. you are right. I just fixed it with a dirty work around 😛
  4. I am not sure about the php.ini settings in my shared hosting. One more query, can I just disable this verification link sending to registrant email feature ? can I just proceed and complete the registration with out that step ?
  5. thank you but I cannot find our why it takes so much time to reach the registrant email address. Is there any way I can disable this Link Sending feature in Login/Register module ?
  6. Can you please explain, how Login/Register send email ? Is it using the SMTP of admin email ? I have gmail for the admin email, so is there settings for permission in google to use the SMTP ?
  7. thank you, I will install TD but what should I be looking ? what kind of messages ?
  8. Hello, first of all, thank you for this great module. I would like to mention one issue I met when I used this module in my new project. I have a registration page link for users in my website, and when apply for registration, it will redirect to the page where the user has to put the activation / verification link which is sent to the registered email. Now the problem is, the time delay to get this link in email. It took almost 20 minutes to reach this link in the registration email. I checked with both yahoomail and gmail. I guess, in a business point of view, customers wont wait for that long time. So is there any way to speed up this email time delay ? any configuration settings ? thank you
  9. Hello @rick thank you for replying me. I will explain step by step what I have done and what is my requirement. 1. I have a user registration form built on Login/Register module in which I need to save the user telephone along with username/password. As a default, login/Register module only have email, password fields in the registration form. so I need a phone number field there too. 2. so I searched and found there is a module called Phone Field type, I installed and created a new field using that type. I dont need any fancy feature, just need 10 digits without any country code or extensions 3. then I added this new field to the user template, then I opened the Login/Register module configuration and added those this phone field 4. I saved everything, and I went to registration form, in which I can see the new phone field entering form 5. I registered, with email, pass and phone number 6. But when I tried to output the phone number its empty, so I went to the users page in admin section and check if the number is saved. But its not saved. 7. so I tried to save it from the admin/access/users page, and then I checked it via outputing, now its working. So the field is not getting saved from the registration step. 8. so I thought this must be some conflict with login/register module and the phone field type module. 9. so I created a new standard Integer field, and labelled it for phone 10. I added this new field to user template > then login/user field to the registration page 11. Before I register from frontend, I tried to save the phone number from the admin/access page but I got an SQL error Error saving field "userphone" - SQLSTATE[22003]: Numeric value out of range: 1264 Out of range value for column 'data' at row 1 +1 Now I am clueless, what to next ? How do I create a standard integer phone number field ? or why the Login/Register module is not taking the phone type
  10. Awesome plugin... Just a small doubt. For a user who login / register using the GMAIL account, can we ( the developer ) extract this user email address, which is the gmail address this particular person used to login ? IF yes, how ? thank you
  11. FakeSMTP is not catching my localhost SMTP messages. I tried port 25 and 2525
  12. I found this thread at last only, will delete all other posts.
  13. Hello, I have created a standard field type as userphone , then I added this field to the User template. I created a phone field type using Phone Field module. I added this field to the User template also. Now I used the below to create a test user $u = new User(); $u->of(false); $u->name = "saarun"; $u->email = "saarunthomas@example.com"; $u->pass = "123456"; $u->Phone = 9446196667; $u->userphone = 9446196667; $u->headline = "hello there"; $u->paid=1; $u->addRole("registered"); $u->save(); $u->of(true); and I tried to out put as below $item = $users->get("saarun"); echo $item->email; echo $item->Phone; echo $item->paid; echo $item->headline; echo $item->userphone; and I got the output a below. Neither the userphone value nor the Phone value are output ... what am I doing here wrong ? pls help and I want to use this field in the Login/Register module. I want know whether this field support in the Login/Register registration form ??
  14. Hello, I have created a standard field type as userphone , then I added this field to the User template. I created a phone field type using Phone Field module. I added this field to the User template also. Now I used the below to create a test user $u = new User(); $u->of(false); $u->name = "saarun"; $u->email = "saarunthomas@example.com"; $u->pass = "123456"; $u->Phone = 9446196667; $u->userphone = 9446196667; $u->headline = "hello there"; $u->paid=1; $u->addRole("registered"); $u->save(); $u->of(true); and I tried to out put as below $item = $users->get("saarun"); echo $item->email; echo $item->Phone; echo $item->paid; echo $item->headline; echo $item->userphone; and I got the output a below. Neither the userphone value nor the Phone value are output ... what am I doing here wrong ? pls help
  15. Hello, I have created a standard field type as userphone , then I added this field to the User template. I created a phone field type using Phone Field module. I added this field to the User template also. Now I used the below to create a test user $u = new User(); $u->of(false); $u->name = "saarun"; $u->email = "saarunthomas@example.com"; $u->pass = "123456"; $u->Phone = 9446196667; $u->userphone = 9446196667; $u->headline = "hello there"; $u->paid=1; $u->addRole("registered"); $u->save(); $u->of(true); and I tried to out put as below $item = $users->get("saarun"); echo $item->email; echo $item->Phone; echo $item->paid; echo $item->headline; echo $item->userphone; and I got the output a below. Neither the userphone value nor the Phone value are output ... what am I doing here wrong ? pls help
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