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WordPress or another CMS for my project? (4 posts)

  1. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    I recently upgraded my personal blog to 2.5 and of course, running into a few problems (like everyone else) and also miss all of the available plugins for version 2.3.3.

    I volunteered for a project, building a tabloid (newspaper) style of site similar to this one but maybe not so fancy.

    So, I'm debating if I should use WP or a more powerful CMS such as Drupal, Joomla (which I hate with a passion) but being familiar with WP, I feel I should give it a go (unless suggested otherwise).

    If I were to use WP, would I be better off using 2.3.3 vs. 2.5 on account of plugins and theme compatibility? If so, can anyone suggest a good template (I've downloaded and tried a few and they were so-so) for such a project?

    Any input would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Gene

  2. rikez
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    just for sharing. I have two website. One for the online bussiness, and i use CMS and the other is my personal blog and curently use wordpress 2.5.
    So, if you want to run a news website, go for CMS. but if you just wanna make a blog, wordpress is the best.

  3. danielwalters6
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    For a news sharing website, a blog is perfect - searchable, many different posts, categories of news, upload photographs, links to other sites, videos (via plugins) - WordPress has everything you need.

    2.3.3 is my current preferred choice. - Just because of the availability of all the themes and plugins.

    http://www.wpthemespot.com/2006/12/22/justsimple/ is a good start - just modify as needed.

    dan

  4. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the input.

    I decided to go with WP 2.3.3 and it looks like it'll do the work, you can see it at http://matesjunction.com/informat/ (no real content yet, only test material).

    I sure wish I could find a working pagination and a "lock" comments (such as found on forum software's "lock thread") plugins for comments though. Also, a working bridge to a forum where users would be forced to register on the blog to have access to the forum (no forum registration).

    Cheers,
    Gene

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