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wordpress as cms
is it good?
GiveMeMore

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Msg#: 3090581 posted 6:52 pm on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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

is it a good idea? alternatives?

thanks

 

JeremyL

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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.

Captaffy

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Msg#: 3090581 posted 6:01 pm on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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.

Grassroots

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Msg#: 3090581 posted 12:20 am on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

I use it for one of my sites as a CMS and it works a treat, you can hack it to suit your requirements quite easily I've found and there are some great plugins for it.

moltar

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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.

Erku

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Msg#: 3090581 posted 2:18 am on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

How is the voting system on wordpress? For example if you want the visitors vote on an article?

moltar

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Msg#: 3090581 posted 11:48 am on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think there is a plugin for voting.

Erku

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Msg#: 3090581 posted 12:05 pm on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Oh really?

Can you please send me the link for that plug in?

Or can you please sticky me?

thank you

Grassroots

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Msg#: 3090581 posted 3:43 pm on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Type into Google Wordpress plugins which will take you to their official plugin site where you'll find a number of 'rate this article' type plugins.

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