Using WP.org as a CMS
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Although Joomla, Drupal, and WP all have their strengths, WP is by far the most user-friendly. WP meets your requirements easily.
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