#121: The Right CMS is a Customized One

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The perfect CMS to suite the needs of any non-trivial content-oriented website does not come out-of-the-box. They require customization. For instance, a feature article for a news site isn’t just a title and content anymore. It’s a title, optional subtitle, alternate short title, blurb, full content, related articles, featured image, optional featured video, and optional slideshow/slides. If your CMS can make those fields available on the entry screen, that’s a recipe for success.

This screencast covers customizing WordPress to be that perfect CMS for you by extending it with two wonderful plugins: Advanced Custom Fields and Custom Post Type UI.