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

Joel Fisher joelfisher at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 03:21:57 UTC 2009

I in fact choose to use a coffeemaker to boil vegetables. Why?

Because if I used something else that just makes coffee, my client
would ask me "Can it boil vegetables?".

Wordpress is a powerful and flexible tool. Period.


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On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Bryan Harley <bryanharley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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