With the launch of WordPress 3.0+ we now have the option of making WordPress work more like a CMS by creating and using our own custom post types.

Jayson and Liz will present on both custom post types and custom fields, when to use them, how to use them and how they work.

After a short break in the last 50 minutes of the meeting we will come back and create a custom post type and some custom fields and output the content to a website.

So, bring along an idea for a custom post type you might want to build, along with the fields you will need to create and the information to access the website you want to add the custom field too. It could be a movie database, event calendar, recipe database, mp3 database…. the ideas are only limited by your imagination (or your clients imagination.)

MeetUp Document:  WordPress_Meetup_Jan_2011

I was recently working on a new site for a client that is hosted on 1and1 hosting. For the most part the install went smoothly. There is no cpanel or similar quick install on 1and1 so you need to know how how to install WordPress manually.

The one issue that did happen is that the plugins would not update via the link in the admin area of WordPress and I was getting a server 500 error when adding the NextGen Gallery plugin.

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