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Powering over 25% of all sites on the web, it’s safe to say that WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) for creating websites. Written in PHP, open-source, versatile, powerful and highly extendable. It is the preferred system for web designers and developers, and because it’s so easy to use, it’s very popular with beginners as well.
The growth and popularity of Wordpress continues to spiral to a seemingly endless end. It continually proves itself time time and again that it has very few limitations, and is rapidly pushing itself to being, if not the best, but certainly the most versatile CMS available. Out of the box it is certainly not perfect, but in the hands of the huge WP community, it might just be.
If you have to develop Wordpress themes on a regular basis then I have no doubt that you too have experienced the tedium that goes with re-writing the same code over and over again. It doesn’t matter how excited you are about a new project or even how much you love web design, having to repeatedly do the same basic coding for every single theme can be really, really annoying.
Todays post is a guest opinion article from Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, he shares his thoughts on how to choose the best CMS and to not be limited to only, as he calls them, The Big Three (Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal). What are your thoughts on CMS selection? Which is the best, and why?
Writing your own Wordpress plugin is not that difficult if you are a web developer with basic PHP skills. The only thing you will need, coupled with your PHP skills, is some direction, some resources, a little information on how WordPress expects your plugin to behave and, most importantly, a great idea.