Over the course of the last 6 months or so, I’ve implemented website redesigns for two websites for the Maui Economic Development Board, www.medb.org and www.hightechmaui.com. As part of the redesign for each of these two sites, we incorporated WordPress to handle the news sections of these sites.
For various reasons, the remainder of the two sites were custom-built using Coldfusion. But the news sections were implemented with WordPress in order to allow MEDB staff to update the news sections themselves. The WordPress implementation included creating two custom WordPress themes to match the new, branded look for each of the sites. While I wouldn’t recommend custom WordPress theme creation for anyone not familiar with HTML or CSS, if you have an intermediate level understanding of the two, chances are good that you can create your own WordPress theme. That’s a testament to how powerful and flexible WordPress is in my opinion. If you’re interested in learning how to create your own WordPress theme, check out the WordPress Theme Development page.