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Limits and flexibility of WordPress (6 posts)

  1. certan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear Experts;

    I am an individual who is planning to startup a commercial entity which is based on online content provision. I am planning to build everything on wordpress platform.

    My question is; what would be the limits and flexibility of wordpress platform's features? Do you think we would be able to develop and integrate any feature we like as new needs might occur for our project in the future?

    regards.

  2. That's a backwards way to approach it. Instead of trying to fit a solution to your requirements, start with your requirements and then move forward to find a solution.

    WordPress is only limited by the amount of resources you put in via PHP coding, system tuning, and CSS work. Depending on what your requirements are, WordPress will either work for you out-of-the-box or you'll need to add or create plugins to extend the software and meet your requirements.

  3. certan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your reply enlightens some ideas in my mind;

    My project is mainly about content management. i would say wordpress would work for me and meet my requirements for the moment with a few plugins, and customized themes.

    Since i am not an expert about coding; my concern is that if wordpress is flexible about modifications to meet our needs in the future. An example might be if we need to develop and embed some new features into wordpress such as user activity tracking and a feature to list the users who are more active than others etc...( i am not sure if plugins exist for these features)

    i just do not want to get stuck somewhere and be limited with wordpress' standards when developing new features to the project

    thanks a lot.

  4. i just do not want to get stuck somewhere and be limited with wordpress' standards when developing new features to the project

    Yeaaah you're going to get there with any CMS project. Can't predict the future and all that.

    Make a list of what you MUST have. Make a list of what you'd LIKE to have. Make a list of what you don't give a damn about.

    Venn diagram them and you should come up with something workable :)

  5. stev0z
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Limitations exist when working with any CMS, wordpress is by far the most flexible and easy to use. The beauty of open source software is when limitations arise, they usually don't last for long.

    Steve Mullins

  6. certan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I guess i will inform you guys back in a while along the way if i get stuck :).

    Time for some planning now... So far so good.

    Thanks a lot for your responses.
    certan

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