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Dec 17, 2005 20:57 # 41078

charlie *** posts about...

Wordpress

I'm helping a church rethink how they do their website. Right now they just make a bunch of html files using Frontpage.

They want to see if they can use Wordpress as an alternative. Mostly because it is free and they feel bad about all the pirated copies of Frontpage flying around.

But just by looking at the readme file. It's obvious a bunch of computer illiterates couldn't handle this. And by doing this I'd effectivly be making myself the resident webmaster. Anyway.

Wordpress assumes your server has PHP scripting and a MySQL database, and it sets up a lot of stuff up for you.

Has anyone ever used Wordpress? And would you say it is useful, or just more of a hassle? And do you think non-tech people could do everyday tasks like updating content if I set it up for them?

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Dec 18, 2005 23:34 # 41094

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Wordpress

Has anyone ever used Wordpress? And would you say it is useful, or just more of a hassle? And do you think non-tech people could do everyday tasks like updating content if I set it up for them?

yes. if you'd ever considered giving [a=http://fwwd.de]some of my sites a thorough read, you'd already noticed that

a) I've been using Wordpress for more than 2 years by now
b) my weblog is based on a heavily customized version of WordPress
c) this site is partially powered by WordPress CMS, a custom hack of WP. I've also set up another site using this combination, but its currently offline because the domain has been moved to a new ISP and I didnt have time yet to set it up again
d) there's a nice category on my blog that exactly goes on about that big topic 'WordPress CMS' ;)

The guy whom I created this site for is not really into computers at all, but didnt have much trouble to get used to the WP Admin Interface. I've added lots of stuff, like a concert and ticked database, etc.

Some notes for planning that site of yours:
- there are normal pages and there are news
- the news pages still have to have their rss- and atom-feeds, the rest doesnt need it, so you might want to turn it off for them
- if you want the comment function still working (eg. for commenting on the news), you'd better add some good comment spam-tools like a CAPTCHA plugin

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

This post was edited by ginsterbusch on Dec 18, 2005.


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