Using WordPress as a CMS

This article is currently on the WordPress admin dashboard, so people who obsessively check their WordPress admin page will have seen it already. But, it's worth pointing to the article again as it outlines some things to consider when using WordPress as a CMS. I'm still a pretty hardcore Drupal guy - I use it for dozens of website projects, and it's the Officially Supported Web Content Management System on campus (YAY!) - but there's just something so nice, clean, and elegant about the WordPress UI.

And since we're at a point now where the exact technology chosen really Does Not Matter Anymore (you can get pretty much any web software to do pretty much anything with proper prodding and understanding - and they pretty much all now properly grok RSS and tags, so it's easy to reuse and republish what you get out there in multiple other formats and locations), it's good to keep an open mind. Especially when getting ready to start rolling out a campus blogging system based on WPMU...

Update: almost forgot. I probably should have linked to the resource website I put together with the Amazing Reverend Jim for our Out of Print session at Open Education 2007... There are a LOT of cool things you can do with WordPress, even if ignoring the blogging functionality entirely...

And I would have used a photo of me in my awesome WordPress hoodie, ala Jim Groom and/or Alan Levine, but alas mine never showed up. *sniff* I'll just have to use the photo of me in my red WordPress shirt, taken by The Reverend Jim Himself at Open Ed 2007.

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Last updated: March 01, 2024