A closer look at WordPress


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A closer look at WordPress

Although it started off as primarily a blogging platform, WordPress has grown into a rather robust CMS that is now driving an estimated 25 million web sites. This huge number, which dwarfs estimates for Drupal and Joomla!, is more the result of the types of sites that WordPress is used for rather than any clear functional advantage over the other two. Now, I'll come back to that point in a minute, but for now I want to examine WordPress a little closer by taking a look at how it manages content and builds sites.

WordPress allows you to organize content by using categories and tags. Categories can be arranged in hierarchies and allow you to develop the overall structural organization of your content. Tags, on the other hand, are single level and offer you a way to add more meaning and organization to articles and content. WordPress also allows you to assign multiple categories and tags to an individual piece of content, making it easy to establish relationships and create highly descr...

A closer look at WordPress
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