Introducing LabPress and PoolPress
I am currently working on two somehow similar open source CMS application mesh ups that are based on WordPress. These applications are focusing on integrating with external data sources, data entry and data analysis reports. One is called LabPress and the other one is named PoolPress. LabPress is targeted towards managing a software development and testing lab. It is the information hub of the SDLC (Software Development Live Cycle). The other one, PoolPress is more targeted towards maintaining commercial and residential swimming pools. Both “Presses” share the use of same set of plugins. This blog post describes these plugins.
Figure 1: Keeping a stretched eye on the pool water level
The Plugin List
Content and Media Management
CMS-Press Plugin Let’s you easily create custom content types and taxonomies.
1 Flash Gallery Plugin is a Photo Gallery with slideshow function. You can manage your image gallery without programming skills.
NextGEN Gallery Plugin is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features.
Member Access Control
WP-Members Plugin Member management system that restricts content to registered users.
Private! WordPress Access Control Manager Plugin Manage easily, who is allowed to access your blog or certain parts of your blog or just improve the security of your installation.
User Access Manager Plugin manages the access to your posts, pages and files.
SEO – Search Engine Optimization
All in one SEO Pack Plugin Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
Google XML Sitemaps Plugin This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index CMS.
Business Intelligence and data processing
Polldaddy Plugin Polls & Ratings Create and manage polls and ratings from within WordPress.
WP Survey and Quiz tool Plugin A highly customizable Quiz and Survey plugin to which allows for unlimited questions and sections. This is a great start for capturing intelligent meta data.
Easy Chart Builder Plugin This plugin allows you to easily create charts within your blog by use of short codes.
Google Maps Store Locator Plugin gives you the ability to effectively show important locations.
Visitor Maps Plugin Displays Visitor Maps with location pins, city, and country. Includes a Who's Online Sidebar. Has an admin dashboard to view visitor details.
WP Table Reloaded Plugin lets you manage tables in a comfortable backend in WP's admin area, without any knowledge of HTML. You can import data from csv, xml and html tables.
Buddypress Plugin Great for building social networking within the context of a small niche community.
IntenseDebate comments PlugIn IntenseDebate comments enhance and encourage conversation on your CMS. Build your community, increase your comments, and boost page views.
Sexy Bookmarks Plugin Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
Wicket Twitter Widget Plugin Display tweets from one or more Twitter accounts a WordPress widget. As seen on WordPress.com.
Contact Form 7 Plugin Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA and Akismet spam filtering.
WP e-Commerce Plugin is a shopping cart plugin for WordPress.
WP DB Backup PluginOn-demand backup of your WordPress database.
WP Super Cache Plugin is a very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
WPTouch Plugin is a simple, powerful and elegant mobile theme for your website. WPTouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application.
Besides selecting the most useful plugins for these CMS applications I also was looking for themes that would support these types of applications. I looked at the free Delicate WordPress themeand the free Platform WordPress theme. Let’s go building.