[Evangelism] [Plone-developers] Looking for talking points comparing Plone vs. Wordpress
T. Kim Nguyen
nguyen at uwosh.edu
Thu Oct 25 16:46:14 UTC 2012
Thanks for the comments, Alex. We don't beat anybody up over using Plone
instead of anything else. The approach we've taken in our Plone promotion
within UW System is to present the strengths of Plone and what we've done;
those on their own speak volumes. Then we make sure everyone knows we are
open to helping them. A soft sell, really. You're absolutely right: having
someone on the ground or easily available helps gain adoption.
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM, T. Kim Nguyen <nguyen at uwosh.edu> wrote:
> Yup, Ed had originally crossposted to both lists (
> evangelism at lists.plone.org does exist). -- Kim
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Alex Clark <aclark at aclark.net> wrote:
>> On 2012-10-25 13:25:08 +0000, Ed Manlove said:
>> > I'm attending a local WordCamp  in a couple of days - proudly wearing
>> > my Plone T-Shirt - and wanted to brush up on my Plone vs. WordPress
>> > talking points. All of my Plone work has either been on my own project
>> > or within Plone core (RTL, UI testing, i18n, etc) so I've never really
>> > looked outwards too closely. I going to do some searching around but
>> > wanted to see if anyone, in particular our Plone development shops, have
>> > any notes when they talk/work with customers on showing the value of
>> > Plone as compared to Wordpress. Thanks.
>> (FWIW: I think there is an evangalism list… I could be wrong.)
>> I'm not sure where I fit in the spectrum, but I rarely try to convince
>> people to use Plone over Wordpress. I mention the strengths and
>> weaknesses of each (e.g. Wordpress has a really impressive "finished
>> product" feel to it, Plone has great security, etc) but then: I
>> recommend they experiment with both to decide which feels best for them.
>> Some organizations have a lot invested in PHP and don't want to use a
>> foreign technology, and vice versa.
>> Sometimes there is a "show-stopping feature" that prevents or
>> encourages the use of one over the other.
>> Lastly, you'd be surprised how much the "human element" affects
>> people's decisions. If there is a person or group of people using and
>> recommending the software to an organization, that recommendation can
>> go a long way toward helping them decide (e.g. if someone wants to work
>> with me I'm likely not doing Wordpress for them :-)).
>> > Ed
>> >  http://2012.providence.wordcamp.org/
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