To address the question would be to analyse how well WordPress fulfills the criteria. Here is a list of reasons why I think WordPress is a great CMS.
- WordPress manages a collaborative environment by allowing multiple users with various administrator applied roles for members of the Blog or Static Website.
- WordPress also enhances collaboration by integrating well with Social Media. Because WordPress is open source and free, you leverage the creative talents of thousands of geeky geniuses cooking up the next great way to enhance SEO/SMO .
- WordPress allows drag and drop customization of menu’s and Sidebar Widgets.
- Although WordPress comes with a great built-in page editor (Tiny MCE), I’ve used includes on several of my websites. Each page is empty except for a small snippet of code that references a text file. For instance if I want to do global edits the I simply load all the pages (some times 60 to 80 files) in NoteTab and I can edit the entire site in a few seconds. Then I finish by loading the new files with FTP.
- WordPress allows unique templates for each page or post so that the site has a dynamic layout structure. Templates are created by the coder to allow various arrangements of page components such as custom side bars and custom footers. One of my websites has over ten different sidebars to choose from. This allows me to have sidebar widgets and menus that are proper for the page content.
- A content management system (CMS) is a system providing a rich collection of tools used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures are manual or computer-based. The workflow accomplishes the following:via Content management system – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Now that you know what CMS are, I will redirect you again. This time its an article on WordPress as a CMS.
1. Website examples of word of WordPress being used as a CMS
As many of you probably know as well as being used as a blog WordPress can also be used as a CMS or if you didn’t know here are a few examples of sites that use it. (Found via http://www.codex.wordpress.org). Click on any example to go to the sites.