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

Matt Hamilton matth at netsight.co.uk
Fri Oct 26 12:24:57 UTC 2012

And regardless of what *we think* WP is, it *is* being seen and sold as a CMS these days. 


On 26 Oct 2012, at 01:09 PM, Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com> wrote:

> Have you looked at post v3 wp? It has changed a lot with custom content types for example. 
> Dylan Jay
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> On 26/10/2012, at 4:43 PM, Tom Cameron <tom at mooball.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM, Ed Manlove <devPyPlTw at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> > 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.
>> Many say that Plone is an enterprise CMS and Wordpress is not. Personally I question if Wordpress even qualifies for the name "Content Management System". 
>> To really be a CMS a system would expect a system to be capable of handling content in all the possible forms it may take and Wordpress is certainly not capable of that. And to "manage" content you would expect a system to be able to provide fine control over access, handle a wide range of possible workflows, version control, etc - again Wordpress is not capable of this. So frankly I don't think Wordpress qualifies to be called a CMS. 
>> Wordpress is a blog system with a large number of add-on features and skins - it is great for that purpose and if your requirements match its features well then its a quick, simple, cheap to host solution. But if you really want "Content Management" then it is unlikely to come anywhere near a complete solution.
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