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    Being fairly new to the world of web design, I need your experienced opinions. I have been researching WordPress as a website tool and I am impressed by its appeal to designers at all stages: beginning to advanced. I want to be able to illustrate the benefits of WordPress in comparison to other similar programs. I would like to hear about your personal experiences with WordPress and similar programs with positive or negative comparisons and which programs you recommend. Thank you for your input.


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    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    This question, or topic, is too difficult to answer because the differences between
    WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and other CMS systems depends on what the website will
    be about, and what the website will be used for.

    I direct clients to WordPress for informational types of sites, and direct them toward
    Drupal for sites that deal with ecommerce, digital downloads, etc. Even those rules
    vary between programmers ... it's really a personal judgement call.

    Myself, I'm most comfortable with WordPress from a customizing point of view.
    I think the themes are usually easy to figure-out, and to make changes that the
    client wishes to have.

    All of the CMS systems I mentioned have very good "plug-in" or "module" support,
    and all have really good online forum support, tutorials, etc. Each one of us on
    WDF will have our own personal preferences ... making your question a bit too obscure.

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    I've had three sites that were hacked in the 12 years I've been a developer. 2 were the only two sites I've ever used WordPress on.

    Won't use it. Won't recommend it. I'd rather have a doctor perform a colonoscopy with one of those video cameras they put on tracks in the bullpens at baseball games than to use it again.
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    Oh, honey - I'm so glad to have you back but I have to disagree.

    If you take the steps to secure your WP site - change the database prefix, alter the login page name, etc. - and if it is just an informational site or a blog, I say go with WP.

    If you want e-commerce or have sensitive info, than of course go with a custom job - but for small sites and individuals who just want a web presence, WP can be the answer.

    (Now I'm ducking and running for cover while you post your scathing rejoinder...)

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    I have looked at them as well. Would like to add a question to this. What would you use if a client wanted to update photos of cars himself b/c he was a car salesman? Also...adding concrete5 into the mix. Thoughts?

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