There has been a lot of debate of late on Twitter about whether or not WordPress is a CMS (ignoring the “WCM v CMS v ???” issue for now). Peter Monks is an proponent against the concept [Edit: He isn’t, see comments], as is Irina Guseva, a senior editor for CMS Wire. Ron Miller over at Fierce Content Management says that WordPress is a CMS and Tony Byrne at CMS Watch says it is for a simple reason: Many organizations are using WordPress as a CMS. That makes it a CMS.
That is a fallacious argument. I’ll explain why in a second, but some important facts. This blog, Word of Pie, is hosted by WordPress.com and I love it. If I decided to host the blog personally, I would use WordPress. For my blogging needs, it is perfect.
So do not read into any of this as an indictment against WordPress.
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