WordPress on top of the wave In the light of previous research, we recommend using CMS in the specific context of blogging, including institutional blogs. In the remainder of this document, we will look at some additional technical aspects that will allow us to support and confirm this recommendation.
WordPress reached millions in 2007. In 2011, this number exceeded thirty-one million downloaded versions. In just a few years, WordPress has established itself as one of the leading freeware blog management software. The chart below shows the number of searches with the term “WordPress” since January 1, 2004. The elements mentioned above demonstrate the success of the American publisher in the CMS market. Thus, the enthusiasm and dynamism around WordPress allows us to predict the durability of this solution.
Presentation of CMS. The success of CMS is explained by the ease of use, the regularity of its updates, the volume of functions, as well as the dynamism instilled by the community of mutual assistance enthusiasts. Many resources now complement the tool and make up the library of advanced solutions. The second part describes this technology in detail and discusses some aspects of managing a CMS blog.
Installation and testing environment. The first step in developing a CMS blog is to install Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Web developers will need to deploy a working client / server universe on the Internet or on a test server. CMS is known to be quickly used. Its installation develops in seven stages, quite accessible even for an inexperienced developer.
After deploying the server, the development team should install a skeleton blog. The last step is to create a site information system. This information system will contain all written content, including tickets offered by users.
The CMS user interface has a clear and easy to learn administration interface. Adding themes, pages, articles and other multimedia is quite accessible even to beginners. The latest features provided by version 3 allow you to partially change the graphical aspect of the interface. It is easy to add additional features with plugins that can be downloaded directly from the admin interface. CMS, therefore, adapts to the specific needs of its owner.
The CMS is equipped with a smart and fun dashboard. The toolkits that make it up offer various functionalities that allow you to evaluate the situation with the blog. Among these toolkits we find:
A toolbar can contain many other tools that the user can move and rearrange as they wish. Comparative Blogging Technology | 19 CMS Design works with themes that can be purchased through specialized or created sites from scratch using graphic design tools. There is a command in the admin panel for instantly changing the graphic design of the blog. For example, the blog below has the same content, but can be fun and fast for all kinds of interfaces too.
Development WordPress. Development is relatively simple and inexpensive. Based on the PHP standard, CMS has pre-designed script libraries. This modular aspect contributes to team development and project development speed. The diagram below shows the various CMS and the number of lines of code that a developer must enter on average to get a given result.