[Evangelism] [Plone-developers] Looking for talking points comparing Plone vs. Wordpress

Armin Stroß-Radschinski developer at acsr.de
Thu Oct 25 18:32:31 UTC 2012


Hi Kim, would you like to sign up for the Plone.com Trello board to  
catch some tasks in the next days?
I send you an invitation. If you are confused, wait until I have  
wrapped up the stuff!

Armin

Am 25.10.2012 um 18:46 schrieb T. Kim Nguyen:

> 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.
>
>     Kim
>
> 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 [1] 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 :-)).
>
>
>
> Alex
>
>
>
>
> >
> > Ed
> >
> > [1] http://2012.providence.wordcamp.org/
>
>
> --
> Alex Clark · https://www.gittip.com/aclark4life/
>
>
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