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    Question The age old question: should I code my own CMS or go with Wordpress?

    I know this has been asked a thousand times by now, but I googled it and didn't find anything?

    I'm wondering whether I should code my own CMS from scratch or use Wordpress.


    Thanks!

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    It all depends on what your website will be used for. Also, what features are required. Does your site require "non-techie" people to update content? Does it require hundreds of 'members', or giga-bytes of stored data? Tell us more about what your requirements are.


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    Well I'm considering using WP in general for backend, not sure which route I should take. I'm all for WP (I've loved using it in the past) as it has such a big developer community/etc. Just looking for the 'official' answer to this question I guess

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    Understand that there are two ways to use WordPress.

    1) You actually use the parent wordpress site ... using their webhost and they can host your domain name too.

    2) You can use any webhost (like godaddy, cleverdot, bluehost, etc). They offer the feature to install wordpress into your website and it's hosted on your webhost account (not related to wordpress). WordPress is a PHP script that can run on any webhost account.

    You might find option 2 to be cheaper and you'll have better control over the whole thing.


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    Well I'm saying for technical reasons it seems like Wordpress would be a better idea overall as backend, because of it's huge support (versus my little ol' CMS that I would code myself), but I want to make sure I'm on the right track before I go off on a Wordpress fiasco.

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    Still donít know what features your site will need. Wordpress is good at handling things, but some features, like complex membership functions donít always work well.


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