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Which is better to use: WordPress or Textpattern?

Asked by iTony (202points) December 22nd, 2007

Which is better to use for a website with a portafolio, experiment seccion, and a blog (mainly a personal website)?

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mikebrowne's avatar

I’ve tried many different blog software solutions. I love Wordpress and NucleusCMS (I use them both).

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MedivhX's avatar

Although I’ve never used Textpattern, I personally use WordPress for my blog/personal website, and I can tell you that it’s very nice CMS, and what’s more important – it has uncountable number of very useful addons (much more than Textpattern has). It also has greater number of themes than Textpattern.

seek2be's avatar

I also find WP to be great. I have never used Textpattern though.

jerico's avatar

Both projects have somewhat different goals. Wordpress is mainly just a blog while Textpattern is a full-featured CMS.

I have used Textpattern on several of my projects but I use Wordpress on my blog. Based on your needs, I’d recommend Textpattern. It is a bit difficult to use at first but if you’ll use it with some other projects as well, it will be worth to learn it.

felipelavinz's avatar

I’ve used WordPress for quite some time, and I have to say that even though it is primarily designed to keep a blog, if you get to know it’s template system and you’re witty enough (not even “very witty”, just enough), you can use it as a full-featured CMS without any trouble. I know I have.

In your case, you might want to take a look at the codex and look for custom fields, page templates, and the Blog Design and Layout section

jerico's avatar

It will be more difficult making a blog platform into a CMS than customizing a CMS alone. That is for me, atleast.

felipelavinz's avatar

WordPress has lots of CMS features since several versions ago. I’m only saying this because I’ve used it for several projects and I’ve never missed something.

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