In regards to wordpress. WOrdpress is a good system and is easy to use for
a CMS / Blog. Its good for projects that don't need a lot of custom data
driven pages or publishing workflows that extend beyond a single person. In
general, Wordpress is a solid system and nice because it doesn't need much
configuration. It really doesn't "do" much in terms of what you would
expect from full featured application framework, but it is an easy to use
CMS. I usually steer people to it that don't have many requirements.
I guess the difference is this...
Drupal is good because it's flexible and it is a full featured framework for
building lots of different applications. For example, I'm using it now to
create a learning management system and student information system for a
charter school. I can also use it to create a basic website, and I can use
it to create a newspaper website. I'm also using it to create a unified
management console to manage the content on hundreds of parked domains that
someone wants to put up billboards on.
My point being... You can do a lot with it, so learning it has a lot of
advantages. It's not going anywhere but up. The US goverment is adopting
it for lots of .gov sites and corporate america, and higher ed are coming
along too. I would love for something to come along that was better than
Drupal I'm frankly sick of it in some ways, but the fact of the matter for
many types of site, it doesn't have any competition at least in the open
source market. I'm not saying that joomla and wordpress or silverstripe are
bad, but for certain things Drupal is king.
IMHOP a project like this is a prime candidate to benefit from Drupal's
community plumbing and I think that is why I'm even talking here at this
And for god sakes, don't use a program that forces you to watch a loading
screen everytime you click on the admin site, that is simply retarded.
Think of the poor admin that needs to maintain this and the site builders
that will click on this thing a million times, that feature sucks and seems
to indicate that tehy are hiding bad performance.
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Keith Williams<
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