[wp-hackers] WordPress as CMS (was: wordpress security)

Steven Rossi SuperMoonMan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 20:57:07 UTC 2009

I sorta agree with that: Wordpress has a lot of extra features that a simple
site would not need. At the same time, though, it's extremely easy to set up
and customize, and that's not to mention how many headaches can be saved by
using it rather than a complex custom CMS for a client. I've seen lots of
uses for Wordpress that don't involve blog posts (i.e. business card-type
themes, portfolios, and on and on...see articles like Noupe's 25 Unique Uses
of Wordpress as a CMS [
http://www.noupe.com/wordpress/25-unique-uses-of-wordpress-as-cms.html] for
some more examples). It's a powerful CMS, and I advocate its use in a wide
variety of functions.
I don't want to go overboard, however, and say that a simple 1- or 2-page
site should be built using Wordpress. Some things are better off just
hand-coded. I just think that Wordpress is very powerful and versatile.

Steven Rossi

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> I don't get it. Why would anybody want to use WordPress, but disable
> all the useful features?
> I'm a strong believer in the right tool for the right job. If you're
> not making a blog (by which I mean a stream of continuing content of
> some type), then WordPress is not the right tool to be using.
> If I wanted an easy-to-edit but semi-static site with no discussion or
> feedback from other users, hooked to a templating and theming
> mechanism, then I'd look at Wiki software instead, with editing being
> limited to the registered users (and registration turned off). I'd
> certainly not look at WordPress or any other "CMS" type software, nor
> would I recommend any of these to a client for such a case.
> My advice would be to make a plugin that erases WordPress and installs
> some other piece of software more suitable for their needs. WordPress
> is great, but it is not the end-all be-all of software packages. It
> was never intended, and is not now, suitable for all cases. No
> software is ever going suitable for all cases when the "case" is so
> broad as "web site".
> -Otto
> Sent from Memphis, TN, United States
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