Custom post types are an essential part of the WordPress toolbox. These add-ons make updates easier for content managers, provide databases that help with content delivery and simply just allows for easy customization. These always represent a specific content type, but how much content modeling is actually done before the website development begins.
Whether approaching a redesign or brand new site, using a detailed content modeling workflow will engage both stakeholders and the design team in a content-first approach, as well as, save time and revisions at the end.
You'll learn the following:
- How to identify separate content types and build a connected content model map
- How to work with stakeholders to map each type to an audience and develop a list of attributes
- How to work with the developer to turn those attributes into CMS fields
- How to use content model worksheets and spec sheets to get content from stakeholders
You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2018 website at https://2018.wpcampus.org/schedule/content-modeling-workflow-for-custom-post-types/.
Amy Grace Wells
What is WPCampus?
WPCampus 2018 was the third annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. The event took place July 12-14 on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more about the event at https://2018.wpcampus.org.