[wp-hackers] Wordpress as a CMS

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Sun Dec 20 23:20:17 UTC 2009

On Dec 20, 2009, at 12:45 PM, Jean-Patrick Smith wrote:
> That is sad, because what PodsCMS does is provide similar functionality of a
> CRUD utility. Except it also incorporates templating into the mix, and soon
> to come, a more robust menu system than what wordpress offers out of the
> box.
> 1 meta table is OK for a few blog posts... but you can't have for example a
> gaming website walk-through guide, with all extra data inside meta tables.
> After a few thousand records, you're database will start to suffer the
> consequences.
> With the PodsCMS approach, it automagically creates a wp_pods_walkthrough
> table, and adds the column you specify.
> While I understand Wordpress was created for blogging, the UI is so nice,
> all it needs is a little touch up to become a full blown CMS.

FWIW, I'm in almost complete agreement with you.  The only caveat would be I'd like to see meta table used for simple use-cases  and custom tables used for complex use cases; i.e. an option to use one or the other and the ability to migrate between the two.

-Mike Schinkel

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