[wp-hackers] Wordpress as a CMS

Dave R dave69 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 04:22:47 UTC 2009

Maybe it's not all bad that it remains as a plugin then, though hopefully an
ever improving plugin. That way those that don't want this kind of
functionality can quite happily avoid it, while those of us that do will be
able to enjoy the PodCMS benefits as we see them.

2009/12/20 Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>

> On Dec 18, 2009, at 9:44 PM, Jean-Patrick Smith wrote:
> > Wordpress as a CMS is only feasible if you do it the PodsCMS way, you
> can't
> > really scale well using the other CMS plugins that just make
> > editing/displaying meta values easier.
> While I actually agree with you on this I wanted to let you know that AFAIK
> Matt disagrees.  I was fortunate to have had a long conversation about this
> with Matt at WordCamp Birmingham and he told me him does not believe in the
> PodsCMS/Drupal CCK approach. He said that as far as he was concerned such an
> approach will never make it into the WordPress core, instead preferring meta
> tables.
> That's my memory of the conversation anyway.  I'd love it if Matt would
> jump in to clarify his comments if I misrepresented his position on this and
> also to give his rationale for why the PodsCMS/Drupal CCK approach is the
> wrong way to go.
> >> Interesting. In your opinion how would a plugin have to impement the
> >> functionality of Pods/Flutter while still maintaining the WP Core
> >> architecture? (this is an honest question, not a baited one.)
> > You can only do it those two ways. I guess you could make it text based
> and
> > save your generated files to the filesystem... but that's about it:
> >
> >   1. Store everything in custom created tables like podscms
> >   2. Store everything in the posts_meta table
> >   3. Create or implement a templating language and save generated files
> and
> >   settings to the filesystem
> Yes, those are the obvious ones.  I was hoping Eric had some innovative
> ideas I hadn't considered.
> -Mike
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