[wp-hackers] WordPress as CMS (was: wordpress security)
Rafael Poveda - RaveN
raven at mecus.es
Thu Oct 22 06:19:03 UTC 2009
In my company we just change the name of the things (our own .mo) to
be more comprehensive to our users.
Aso someone said, WordPress IS a CMS with blog nomenclature. Just
change it, no plugins needed. Just two special .mo.
El 21/10/2009, a las 22:05 , Nathan Rice escribió:
> You're most likely about to be told either:
> 1) If you want a website CMS (non-blog) then try drupal/joomla/EE
> 2) If you MUST use WP as a site CMS (non-blog) just tell your client
> ignore the blog stuff.
> Good luck.
> FWIW, I like the idea of a lightweight plugin that does nothing but
> all references to blog posts, comments, etc. I think it's a fine idea.
> Nathan Rice
> WordPress and Web Development
> www.nathanrice.net | twitter.com/nathanrice | www.modthemes.com
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com
>> Note: This email repeats a lot of things I said in another email,
>> for the
>> benefit of those who are not following the Security thread. For
>> those who
>> *are* following that thread, please skim to the bottom, as I pose a
>> new and
>> separate question from the security issues discussed elsewhere....
>> On Oct 21, 2009, at 9:03 AM, Otto wrote:
>> A site that the admin has not visited in 2 months is, IMO, a dead
>>> site. No new content, no readers, nobody caring for it...
>> In the past, I've asked for advice on using WordPress as a straight
>> rather than a blog platform. Such questions are routinely answered
>> remarks along the lines of, "It is a CMS, Dummy."
>> Fine it's a CMS. But as such we must accept that many users are
>> WordPress to set up their sites, and edit them when needed, but are
>> routinely adding new content, /a la/ a blog. In such
>> circumstances, a site
>> can **easily** go two months without being updated.
>> I just don't understand this "screw 'em" attitude. The attitude
>> people asking about "WordPress as CMS" is widespread and wrongheaded
>> (including coming from one developer with whom I've had a very
>> relationship.) As long as the "blog post" aspect is front and
>> people will -- legitimately -- consider it "blog software".
>> Personally I would love to see a plugin that entirely removes or
>> the post/comment areas of the admin, and I'm considering making one.
>> The Big Question: What would a "CMS" plugin have to do? Pots and
>> are woven throughout the Admin, and I'd like to remove all aspects
>> of them
>> from the menus. My "to do" list is below -- if I'm missing
>> something, or if
>> you have advice as to how to do some of this, I would appreciate.
>> 1) Remove "Posts" and "Comments" from main menu. (Am I
>> correct that
>> direct links will still work? Is there a way to remove those areas
>> rather than just hiding the menu items?)
>> 2) Remove "Recent Comments" and "QuickPress" from Dashboard.
>> (Again, can it be removed entirely or merely hidden?)
>> 3) Remove "Press This" from Tools page (how?)
>> 4) Writing Settings page -- remove/hide/turn off "Remote
>> Publishing", "Post Via Email", and "Update Services" settings
>> 5) Reading Settings page -- remove "Front Page Displays"
>> Set it to "static page". Still must allow user to set the static
>> (Since we're changing those two pages so much, perhaps remove
>> entirely and replace them with a new consolidated page?)
>> 6) Remove "Discussion" settings page entirely. Set default
>> preferences to no comments or notifications.
>> 7) Remove "Discussion" meta box from Edit Page page.
>> 8) Remove Tags/Categories from Permalink Settings page
>> Also, in general, I think WordPress itself should do a few things
>> to lessen
>> the "blog assumption". Nothing major, but a few small things to
>> 1) On General Settings page, change "Blog Title" and "Blog
>> to "Site Title" and "Site Address"
>> 2) Ditto "Privacy" page. "Blog" s/b "Site"
>> Good idea? Bad? Discuss!
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