[wp-hackers] One CMS to Rule Them All (was This was painful to read...)

Matthew Gerring mgerring at emrl.com
Wed Dec 2 22:55:36 UTC 2009

I don't really understand what all the fuss is about. The shop I work  
for has been using WordPress as a CMS for all of our clients for  
something like two years, covering a lot of different use cases-  
everything from basic informational sites to public records  
repositories to online stores.

Between Pods and More Fields, you already have working custom post  
types. 2.9's support for them will only enhance what's already there,  
not really create any new functionality. And URL routing has never  
really been an issue for us.

As far as "perception", I'm not sure where the problem is there,  
either. 100% of our clients have never heard of WordPress, and they  
don't care, either- they just like it because the interface is dead  
simple, and it works. The perception issue, if there is such an issue,  
is better solved by just doing quality work for clients needing an  
easy-to-use CMS solution than going around trying to convince people  
that you can do such a thing.

Anyway. Just my two cents. I personally think 2.9 rocks as is, and I  
can't wait to start using it in production.

On Dec 2, 2009, at 2:37 PM, Nathan Rice wrote:

> I think the principles that will make WordPress a better general use  
> CMS are
> the same principles that will make it a good blogging platform.
> ------------------
> Nathan Rice
> WordPress and Web Development
> www.nathanrice.net | twitter.com/nathanrice
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Mike Schinkel
>> <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
>>> ... support for custom post types and custom URL routing ...
>> You're overly focused on these two aspects. Neither myself nor Jared
>> said anything about specifics.
>>> Again, that's a strawman. Talk specifics, not platitudes.
>> This thread was not intended to be about specifics. I was speaking in
>> general terms and talking about general directions. If you want to
>> talk about specific things, talk about them, but not as responses to
>> unrelated materials. Then things just get confusing.
>> For the record, I think custom post types are a good thing.
>> I don't like your particular visions about URL routing, because I
>> think you're thinking too narrowly and focusing on your specific  
>> needs
>> instead of having a wider scope, but I'm not generically opposed to
>> making URLs easier to work with.
>> -Otto
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