Hi everyone, sorry for the questiopn by I am new (first day around), I am about to build a website (Not a blog) and I was thinking of using wordpress as its cms because 1)I'm used to it 2) many free templates
Msg#: 3090581 posted 1:46 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
You can, but I wouldn't.If you are looking to use a CMS that is easy to use with a lot of plugins and templates I would go with Joomla. I actually prefer ModX CMS but it sounds like you want something a little more plug-n-play.
It depends on how the site is structured. If it is blog-like, with new items being added to the front page (either many showing at once, or only one), it is very easy to use WordPress as a CMS. The front page items would be WordPress Posts, while the actual pages would be WordPress Pages.
If you do go that route, you'll find that the Page Management screen really bogs down once you've got around 50 Pages, but I have a patch for that which can be found by looking at the site in my profile.
Also look in to the WP-Cache plugin if the site gets popular.
Msg#: 3090581 posted 1:15 am on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yes, for sure! I use it as a CMS on several sites. You can use Pages as the website pages, and the blog functionality as website news, or a blog. There is even a collection of plugins that help you to do that.