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Using WP.org as a CMS (6 posts)

  1. stclair
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    HI,

    I'm new to WP.org, having previously only worked with the online WP.com version or Dreamweaver for relatively simple sites. Rather than choosing Joomla or Drupal, I was wondering how effective WP.org might be when it comes to building an entirely new site - nothing too complex. In fact, something along the lines of this site, i.e. WP.org. A menu with a navigation area and drop-downs, complemented by a blog area.

    Can WP.org rival standard CMS solutions such as Joomla. I have enjoyed using WP.com for blogging purposes, but it seems to be more limited when it comes to building a website.

    Regards,

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can WP.org rival standard CMS solutions such as Joomla.

    I think so, yes. I've used it to build many non-blog sites for clients.

  3. bythegram
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Note: I do not work for WordPress in any way (but I do work with it).

    I may just be a big fan but WordPress is in my opinion not only 'a standard CMS solution' it is THE standard CMS solution. I make my living converting sites from other CMS sites to WordPress and I can tell you, it is easier for to use for everyone (developer, designer and editor).

    Here is a list of sites that are using WordPress as a CMS
    http://wordpress.org/showcase/tag/cms/

    Pretty impressive bunch if you ask me.

    Regardless of your CMS of choice if you have the time to learn WordPress (http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page) will get you started, I'm sure you will sharpen your skills as a web developer.

    If you do choose to use WP, let me be the the first to say welcome!

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To echo what was said above - I ultimately converted every site I run, blogs, businesses, personal sites, porfolios, and forums from a variety of forum/CMS/hand coded solutions to WordPress.

    I spent a lot of time learning each tool, and it just came back to WP being easier, more easily flexible, etc.

  5. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Although Joomla, Drupal, and WP all have their strengths, WP is by far the most user-friendly. WP meets your requirements easily.

  6. stclair
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Many thanks - very reassuring.

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