wordpress: building a "topics" site
A news site often publishes many related articles on the same topic, such as "Healthcare Reform." While these disparate articles may be linked to one another through a tagging or category interface, it's ideal if a site can maintain a stable, easy-to-remember URL that gathers related content under a single umbrella. Having a "topic page" like this helps readers, who now have a single definitive source to bookmark for a given topic, helps with search engine optimization, and helps the publication generate traction on particular areas of coverage.
This tutorial has two goals:
- Provide instructions to fellows in KDMC training programs on using the demonstration Topics Central CMS we provide for demonstration purposes.
- Show developers how to create a Topics Section-oriented site with WordPress. We even provide a downloadable Topics theme!