WordPress is the best content management platform in the world. It has grown from roots in blogging to a fully capable content management system that powers roughly one out of three websites you visit on the Internet. That is an amazing accomplishment!
As WordPress grew, it added features both in response to users and developers who were looking to get more out of the system. At the same time the number of use cases for WordPress expanded exponentially. This presented a problem for WordPress developers; trying to accommodate everyone and do it well. While this goal has been achieved, there is also room for improvement.
The goal of OrganizeWP is to help you own your content. One of the more glaring issues of managing content in WordPress has to do with how content types are presented. Management links are mixed in with site settings, comments, Media, and more. It’s disorienting and causes confusion for editors.
One of the best things about working with WordPress is the ability to design the administration experience to reflect the front end of the site, but that falls apart when it comes to the underlying site structure: the content!
Main goal: content organization
OrganizeWP removes the confusion of mixing content types and the rest of your site assets and settings. Your content is gathered under a single top level Admin Menu item. It takes things one step further and presents your content in an outline view that matches the structure of your site. This helps you find your content more quickly, saving you money, time, and frustration.
Another pain point many site owners face is organization of ‘standalone’ pages; one-off landing pages that deserve top level URLs (as opposed to being grouped in a Custom Post Type) but at the same time clutter your view when trying to make edits to content.
OrganizeWP solves this problem by allowing you to categorize landing pages into their own groups, outside your main site outline but at the same time allowing for top level URLs to be used.
Secondary goal: content utilities
In addition to making your content easier to manage, OrganizeWP also makes it easier to take advantage of features of WordPress that may be unknown to site owners. For example, did you know that Custom Post Types can be nested as children under Pages? They can!
The process requires a bit of technical know-how, but that’s where OrganizeWP comes in.
Consider when you’ve defined a Post Page and updated your Permalinks to reflect that Post Page. For example on this website
https://organizewp.com/ there is a News page with a URL of
https://organizewp.com/news/. The News page has been set up as the Posts Page when viewing
Settings > Reading in the WordPress Admin and Permalinks have been given a structure of
/news/%postname%/ which means all of the Posts are based off that parent News page.
This can be applied to any Custom Post Type and OrganizeWP makes that easy. You can register you own Custom Post Types within OrganizeWP and easily set a parent location for that post type. It will open a whole new world of content organization for you.
Own your content
WordPress is an empowering system, and in combination with OrganizeWP you can truly own your content.