Podcast Episode

024 – Why WordPress is the Best CMS

Today I have two special guests on the show from beAutomated.com and we discuss why WordPress is the best content management system.

Benefits of WordPress
1. Purpose of a CMS

  • Keep content/data, design and functionality code separated and globalized
  • Empower the webmaster to make changes themselves with ease
  • Connect with current and future social media and other pre-built outlets
  • Inherit functionality that comes from the core and from the community extras
  1. Joomla!
  • Next most popular (AlexaRank)
  • Powerful, very complex to navigate admin area, doesn?t check for updates
  • Model View Controller code oriented
  1. Drupal
  • Close third most popular
  • Powerful, reliable, more complex than WordPress to install / update / navigate
  • Concept of CCK versus WYSIWYG
  1. Similarities
  • 1. All of these popular platforms are 90% the same. They are 5% different in terms of UI and 5% different in terms of PHP objects/methods.
  • 2. Examples:

a. WordPress Widget = Drupal Block = J! Module = CMSMS Global Content
b. Gravity Forms = Drupal Webforms Module = J! CKForms Component = CMSMS Form Builder Extension
5. WordPress

  • Specialization – more benefit comes from focusing and depth
  • Popularity -the most popular by far, evidently growing, popular with marketers
  • Ease of use – easy to update,frequent updates, clean interface
  • Customizable – countless free plugins/themes, vastAPI for custom dev
    • Randy W. Sandberg Reply

      Hi Dustin, thanks so much for letting Sean and I be on your podcast. We were thrilled to be able to discuss with you about our favorite CMS—WordPress—and are looking forward to being on some of your upcoming shows to talk about custom WordPress plugins and other related topics such as site performance and security.

      May 20, 2011
      • Dustin Hartzler Reply

        Hey Randy, glad to have you and Sean on the show. You guys shared a ton of great information and I can’t wait until you guys are on again!

        May 30, 2011
        • Randy Sandberg Reply

          Hi Dustin, thanks much for the kind words. We too look forward to being on your show again!

          Sep 30, 2011
    • 12meena12 Reply

      I want now joomla or wordpress which one is the best for big project

      Dec 5, 2013
    • dhartzler10 Reply

      12meena12 In my opinion WordPress is much more user friendly and easy to develop for than Joomla

      Dec 5, 2013

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