With a powerful Webdesign setup and content structuring features, what’s in the toolkit that helps Cosmosites create dynamic websites in WordPress?
WordPress Page Builder Elementor Pro and Crocoblock
We are flying high with the Elementor Page Builder and have installed Elementor Pro and Crocoblock on the website.
These tools are made for building and designing professional dynamic websites, webshops, etc.
Elementor and Crocoblock bring 120+ premium website and store design features to the table.
It opens up to a world of possibilities with access to fast and intuitive tools at our fingertips.
This setup is one of the main reasons we can keep a reasonable level for the website package price.
Do you want to know why? Because it allows us to execute pixel-perfect and sophisticated dynamic websites “out-of-the-box.”
Learn more about Elementor Pro, Crocoblock, and our other partnerships.
Pages, Posts, and Custom Post Types
WordPress has two built-in content types called Pages and Posts. They can be used, among other things, to structure your data on the website, and commonly they are used for your static content and blog posts.
We can create new so-called Custom Post Types as needed.
If we do so, it can provide much higher usability of the website both as an administrator and for visitors.
Let’s imagine we have a website for a company that manufactures coffee machines
For example, we can create a “Team Member” Custom Post Type.
When you log into the WordPress Admin, you can find the new “Team Member” tab.
From here, creating and editing content for the “Team Member” Custom Post Type is easy.
For example, you can write new texts, correct existing texts, insert or change the image for the team members, etc.
A template can display the content related to team members in a custom design on the front page.
Categories, Tags, and Custom Taxonomies
WordPress Posts have Categories and Tags associated.
Custom Post Types can also have related Categories, Tags, or Custom Taxonomies.
Creating them allows you to structure your data even more, plus benefit the user experience.
For example, we associate the following four categories to your “Team Member” Custom Post Type, describing which of the company’s departments the team member belongs to:
As an administrator/editor in WordPress, you just click on the checkbox for the team members category for using the functionality.
For example, we can also associate eight Tags for determining the team member’s job title:
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Sales Manager
- Account Manager
- Sales Representative
- Customer Service
- Warehouse manager
Then, for job type determination, as administrator/editor, select the appropriate tag in the new checkboxes showing up in the WordPress editor.
We can display the team member’s job titles and department information on the front via the “Team Member” template.
We can also create search functions.
Searching and sorting your team members based on the categories and tags will be very handy for visitors.
Custom Fields and Dynamic Metadata
Some types of data are unique per Post.
Unique data means data not shared in association with the Post Types, Custom Post Types, Categories, Tags, or Custom Taxonomies.
By creating Custom Fields for Post Types, or Custom Post Types, the website can use Metadata.
Examples of Metadata that will be unique per person in the “Team Member” Custom Post Type are:
- Mobile Number
- Email Address
- (Favorite Coffee?)
If we create the two Custom Fields Mobile Number and Email Address in your “Team Member” Custom Post Type, you can enter each team member’s relevant information in the WordPress editor.
In the “Team Member” template, we can pull the information from the database using Dynamic Metadata.
We can display the Metadata on the website in whatever layout we want.
We can use metadata to solve many scenarios: team member data, services data, product data, housing data, movie data, book data, car data, etc.
The importance of Metadata for developing website functionality and user-friendliness is enormous.