Brian Onorio is the Founder and President of Walk West (Raleigh, North Carolina), a full service digital agency specializing in Web Design and Internet Marketing. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and brings 10 years of industry experience to the table. He plays an active role in day-to-day project operations from strategy to release.
WordPress does some pretty amazing things out of the box. It handles content management as well as any other open-source solution out there — and better than many commercial solutions. One of the best attributes of WordPress is its ease of use. It’s easy because there’s not a significant amount of bloat with endless bells and whistles that steepen the learning curve.
On the flip side, some might find WordPress a little… well, light. It does a lot, but not quite enough. If you find yourself hacking WordPress to do the things you wish it would do, then the chances are high that this article is for you. WordPress can be easily extended to fit the requirements of a custom data architecture. We’re going to explore the process of registering new data types in a fully compliant manner.