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

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Thu Oct 22 14:12:12 UTC 2009

I have to agree with you here. Most of the clients I work with are 
interested in using WordPress to manage their sites but don't 
necessarily need a blog for their company. It's an easy choice to make 
over drupal/joomla/EE and quite frankly, it really doesn't make sense to 
fight this.

Thinking that WP is just the best blogging platform is not giving it 
enough credit. If you aren't using it to create functional WEBSITES with 
easy content management capabilities for your clients, you and your 
clients are missing out.


Dre Armeda

Nathan Rice wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Nathan Rice <ncrice at gmail.com> wrote:
>     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 to
> ignore the blog stuff.
>    Good luck.
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:47 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?
>> ...
>> My advice would be to make a plugin that erases WordPress and installs
>> some other piece of software more suitable for their needs.
> I think I deserve a round of applause for calling that one.
> Here's why people use WP for a site management system, as opposed to a blog:
> 1. It's familiar
> 2. It's a damn good page management tool
> 3. Themes are dead simple to create, or dead cheap to purchase.
> The MOST POPULAR premium themes available are the themes that help people
> set up a business website (NOT blog) and give the client the ability to
> manage the page content.
> What are we so intent on fighting this? We get it ... you blog ... and
> that's why YOU like WordPress. But with so many people wanting to use WP as
> their site management system (for the reasons stated above) aren't we being
> a wee bit silly when we demand that people use WP strictly as a blogging
> tool?
> The people have spoken loud and clear (with their wallets). They don't want
> to use joomla, drupal, mediawiki, etc. They want to use WordPress. They are
> voluntarily choosing to use a system that was built for something else
> because it's THAT MUCH better than the alternatives.
> To use the illustration from above -- they're choosing to use the coffee
> maker to boil water because the stove is so horribly unusable. The coffee
> maker boils water, and that's all they need to know.
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