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Using Wordpress as a CMS

For smaller organizations that are perhaps less web-savy or don't have the time/resources to devote to web site maintenance, I highly recommend using WordPress as a Content Management System. There are numerous developers creating WP "themes" that allow you to use Wordpress for non-blog websites. We did this with a magazine I was working on, see www.amagazine.org for the results.

To get the best results, search the web for a theme that fits your organization. Many are free, some have reasonable fees (which generally include trouble shooting help, should you hit a snag). I should mention that this option still requires you to buy a domain and use a hosting service, but those costs are relatively small.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions on how this works!

Comments

gabe's picture

great job with

great job with amagazine!
i've been using drupal (http://drupal.org/) for a while, but didn't like it much, and now joomla (http://www.joomla.org/) grew on me... but i wanna have experience with wordpress also. 'The Unstandard' Wordpress theme is just kind of look i was looking for :) Thanx for your post.

jadefrank's picture

I agree

Hi Tracey,

Thanks for tip on Wordpress... I agree that it's a great system for both blogging and website creation/design. I looked at your website amagazine.org and am impressed by not only it's look and feel, but it's content. Great work!

Cheers,
Jade

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