As shown in part 1, there are a lot of plugins for WordPress to make it a good, solid, and viable content management system for multi-user access. As there are so many plugins to this end, we thought it would be a good idea to bring you some more of them, to help you turn your WordPress blog into a content management system.
This list deals with navigation among other things, so lets begin.
WordPress Navigation List. This snazzy plugin allows you to create your own navigation lists, by allowing you to add drop down buttons. It can be manipulated in any number of ways, and is good fun to play around with.
Some of the options for this baby are:
What content will be displayed in the menu
Animation speed (how fast the dropdowns appear)
Add a second menu
Yoast Breadcrumbs. As you probably know, breadcrumbs are the links that live above your posts. Normally looking like this: “Home> Articles>How to save a worm from destruction” etc. What you may not know is they are useful for SEO as they tell search engines about the structure of your site, and also, they make for easier navigation.
The Yoast Breadcrumb plugin, allows you to add these breadcrumbs to your theme.
Simple Slider Navigation. This does exactly what it says on the tin and allows you to create a simple sidebar which is predefined by your WordPress theme. This is particularly useful if you do not know too much about coding, as it creates the PHP code for you. Features include:
Flat and multi-level navigation hierarchy for existing pages and custom links.
Very flexible conditional appearance options.
Out-of-the-box Suckerfish support.
Option to add navigation links with custom title, url and target attribute.
Unlimited number of navigation widgets.
Optional setting includes blog posts into the navigation selection list (only pages are available by default).
Support for custom drop-down menus CSS.
If your site has a global reach then you should consider these plugins that assist translation. These are not the only remedy to crossing language barriers, but they will help you bring in an international readership.
• Multilingual content support based on Drupal i18n architecture
• CMS navigation allows adding drop down menus, breadcrumbs trail and sidebar navigation (all wigetized).
• Creates internal Sticky Links so that they never break
XLanguage Plugin. This plugin is quite amazing as it allows you to blog in a different language. You can either do this to make it easier for people to read in their mother tongue, or to confuse your native readership. Actually you can’t as your readers can select which version to read. It world for blog posts, tags, and categories, and the user language will select the right theme and MO files.
qTranslate Plugin. This plugin makes it just as easy to create multilingual content as easy as writing in English. Features:
qTranslate Services – Professional human and automated machine translation with two clicks
One-Click-Switching between the languages – Change the language as easy as switching between Visual and HTML
Language customizations without changing the .mo files – Use Quick-Tags instead for easy localization
Multilingual dates out of the box – Translates dates and time for you
Comes with a lot of languages already built-in! – English, German, Simplified Chinese and a lot of others
These should come in handy, more to follow.
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