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

Bryan Harley bryanharley at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 21:41:29 UTC 2009

Add another +1 to replacing "blog" terminology.  It's time to wake up
and realize WordPress IS a CMS.

As a web developer currently working at a prominent local ad agency,
I've been using WordPress for our clients' sites for over 3 years.
It's a fantastic system with tons of potential.  Do I have use
plugins, do I have to add custom functions?  Sure.  But it's easy and
quick to do, more so than using Drupal, EE, or Joomla.  Most
importantly, our clients have been nothing but happy with WP.

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Ade Walker <photofantaisie at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree 100% with Nathan here.
> As a moderator on the Studiopress.com forums (I'm writing in my personal
> capacity, not as a spokesperson for Studiopress, by the way), I can honestly
> say that 90% of Studiopress customers I deal with are NOT bloggers in the
> traditional sense. They are building sites for small businesses (sometimes
> not so small), community sites, real estate agency sites, church sites, etc
> - and many users are not end-users either, they are web
> designers/consultants selling WP as CMS to their clients who, in turn, are
> mostly small businesses.
> Ok, it is, perhaps, more likely that users of premium themes will not be
> traditional bloggers, but my point is that there are very many people who
> use WP to build a "web site", not a "blog". I deal with them every day. We
> cannot, and should not, ignore this fact.
> Back to more practical issues, +1 to replacing existing "blog" terminology
> in the backend with something more generic! :-)
> Ade.
> 2009/10/22 Nathan Rice <ncrice at gmail.com>
>> 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.
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