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Which CMS for multiple sites?

  • # November 11, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Hi there!

    I am trying to create a site where people can register to have their own site hosted as a sub-domain. I am currently looking at WordPress Mu but that seems more along the lines of a blog instead of an actual site. I could probably use it, but that would be a lot of editing. Are there any other easier options for me or should I stick with WP Mu?

    Rob
    # November 12, 2009 at 4:06 am

    I don’t see why not, although WP is a blogging platform, I have used it mostly for normal sites – its quite versatile and easier to learn how to customise than other CMS’s. Not only that but it also has awesome linkage and tools which would make people want a WP site over something else. You might just have to spend a little time learning, but it would be worth it.

    # November 12, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Well I do have tons of knowledge in wordpress… every site i have every made was with wordpress…. i was just wondering if it was the right choice for this project…

    thanks for feeback though.

    # November 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    If that’s where you’re knowledge is, I don’t see why not.

    I’m not too proficient when it comes to WPMU. I thought that was specifically for creating multiple blogs, and not necessarily multiple sites.

    # November 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    wordpress MU sounds like a great idea for what you are needing. Your knowledge is well rooted in wordpress (so not much of a learning curve) and it is what runs WordPress.com which is similar in stucture to what you seem to be wanting to do.

    Now I have no experience with it, but I imagine you could get it to do what you need.

    # November 14, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the feedback guys! What I am probably going to do is make custom themes that turn WordPress into basically a CMS type site. I will install some plugins and probably mess around with the back-end to make it feel more like a CMS.

    # November 15, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Yea, it sounds like that one "Reading" setting of "Home Page is: Blog or Page" is going to be the only thing you’ll need to figure out how to change on the new sites that are created.

    Quote:
    When you have a hammer, everything’s a nail.

    If I had to do that, I’d definitely try WPMU first.

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