Content Management Systems
I've been browsing the forum and noticed this topic specifically hasn't been addressed yet. As a newbie to the forum I thought I would pose the question, and let you experts pitch in your 2cents. The question being, are Content Management Systems like WordPress, an absolute necessity these days in building websites, or can we build a website from the ground up without any Content Management Systems.
I personally find Wordpress limiting, then again who am I to say? lol.
Look forward to hearing your opinions and suggestions, any advice would be great!
CMS sites are what they are. A way to allow several people to log into the admin and contribute, edit, add, delete content. Wordpress is a nice way to do this, where everyone is (or should be) familiar with the concept and operation. The "super admin" person can decide what the other authors are allowed to do.
Is it necessary? No. Even if an experienced PHP/MySQL scripter uses Wordpress or any other CMS, they should take extra steps for security leaks and problems with hacker exploits. That's why people with good programming backgrounds create their own sites with their own CMS. They can develop a secure site from the ground-up.
So I think the answer to your question is really a matter of your programming experience, money, and your time. The other issue revolves around your server. Whether or not you are using your own server/web server, or are you running your site through a shared webhost. Is your server secure? How much money are you willing to spend to be in total control of your entire website?
That's why this topic isn't discussed much. One person might have $500 to spend on a website, and another person may have $30K-$50K to spend on their site.
Hopefully this will spark other opinions.
Thank you mlseim for that response,
Total control, and security over a web-based company is precisely what I was getting at in the original post, and you've shed light on the subject quite nicely. Being a newb, this is music to my ears.
I look forward to reading any other responses!
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