January 14th, 2008 | Posted in Blog, General Discussion, Wordpress

WordPress as a CMS

WordPress as a CMS

I have recently come across someone, who completely dislikes using WordPress as a CMS. The reason? He just didn’t find that it can be used as anything else other than a Blogging platform. And he is right, up to a point.

WordPress used to be a blogging platform. Not any more. Through the use of small hacks and a few plugins, WordPress has grown to one of the best and easiest (both to theme development and administration) CMS platforms out there.


There are many reasons why:

  • It separates blogging system to the Page system
  • You can have multiple user/author roles
  • You can customize your homepage
  • You can use different templates for different pages and even categories or posts, or even parts of the site.
  • There are so many plugins developed for the WordPress platform, that not many other open source systems can compete with it (it even has an e-commerce plugin, to turn your site into an eshop).
  • Fully valid compatible Web Standards code (the editor helps).
  • Extremely good SEO, through the use of plugins
  • Also has many Statistics plugins to choose from

More than 1500 plugins, so you can extend your wordpress installation can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

5 Responses to “WordPress as a CMS”

  1. Matt Rossi Says:

    Great post, and let me also point out that I love the fact that you are using a “category/post-name” permalink method. I too chose the same method, and it is nice to see others share the same belief.

    I actually wrote a post on my blog about permalinks. Check it out if you get a chance.

    http://ifohdesigns.com/blog/wordpress/the-ultimate-and-coolest-permalink-structure

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  3. Josef Telmer Says:

    I found your blog by chance . but i have to say that it’s great blog very useful information and very interesting subjects just greetings and good luck
    i’m not going i will be always checking for updates.I’m very interested in CMS and all its related subjects.

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    I found your blog by chance .

  5. Reinaldo Marander Says:

    I don’t like to write silly things in comment boxes either. It’s not what I want to leave behind as my signature

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