Once just blogging software, WordPress is a CMS being adopted by a wide range of people who are getting used paying little to nothing for site software and design. What will this do to mom and pop design shops yet to embrace popular open-source systems?
You’ve got a WordPress project that’s too big for your in-house talent. How will you find the WordPress guru who can help you with design and/or development?
Those whining of WordPress 3.0’s CamelCase capitalized P filter should take a chill pill and remember WordPress is an extremely powerful platform they get to use or build upon for free.
Group chat has been embraced by collaborative businesses everywhere. But newsrooms have been slow to get on board. WordPress’ P2 theme offers a free alternative to paid group chat clients that can be easily set up, customized and used. P2 could even be used to hold reader chats or live forums.
WordPress is a content management system. It’s also a CMS that works well for journalism large and small and whose use for journalism by both professionals and citizens will only continue to grow. Reality check: There are very few great content management systems being used as platforms for journalism. Plenty of newspapers—and broadcast television sites especially—use clumsy systems with feature sets still in the stone ages of the internet. Even worse, these systems are skinned by ugly stylesheets and confusing user interfaces. We wouldn’t want our newspaper pages to be ugly or hard to navigate, so why are so many news websites exactly that?