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    Question What CMS are you using to build your website?

    What CMS are you using to build your website? If it is WordPress then why?
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    I do use WordPress. I started using it a little more than 10 years ago. I think it was just prior to version 1.5. At the time I was looking to add a blog to my site. I found a list of blogging software, possibly on Wikipedia, and I went through the list and decided on WordPress. Over the years as WordPress has grown, I've gown with it. At first I used it to add a blog to my non CMS driven site. Later I redesigned the site so the whole thing ran on WordPress.

    Today I use it because I know it fairly well. I think all content managements systems essentially do the same thing and once you know how to work with them well enough you can do whatever you want with them. It's relatively easy to find plugins I need when I want to add features to my site, though I suspect other CMSs would offer similar.

    Because WordPress is so popular now, I also feel good about its chances of being around tomorrow. With small and less popular systems, it's possible the people behind them will decide to move on to other things. That's unlikely with WordPress.

    That said, had I decided on a different system 10+ years ago, I might very well be using it today.
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    Thanks a lot for this detail answer.
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    I also use WordPress. I started using it around version 2.3 and have been using it for every thing ever since. For me it's the most flexible, has great tools, and they keep it well updated to keep up with the changing web.

    I also make a living with WordPress.

    I've looked at others, dabbled in a few that have come and gone and haven't seen anything out there that is so awesome with the reliable support from it's developers and broad community that it makes me want to change to something else.
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    I am a new convert to WordPress. I am not a professional web designer but have about 7 or 8 web sites for my business. Over the next year or so as time permits I plan to convert them all to WordPress. I am not so sure that WordPress will be the thing forever but I do think it will be around for a number of years. I started off over 15 years ago using FrontPage which was "the thing" at the time. Actually a few of my sites are still ones I created with FrontPage. I was rather disappointed when Microsoft dropped FrontPage but then I moved on to DreamWeaver which was "the thing" at that time. Now WordPress is "the thing" with about 25 percent of websites using it. I am also maintaining one site created in Joomla.

    WordPress is of course the most popular CMS with Joomla being in a not close second place. My understanding is that WordPress is he easiest to use and has more plug ins than the others and Joomla is more difficult.

    I have heard people say that you can do a WordPress site in an hour and I am sure someone who had done lots of WordPress sites could if they had everything ready to insert. For me the learning curve has been a steep one. I almost think if I had not used the other programs to build web sites it might have been easier. Most anything is quite easy to do in WordPress but figuring out how to do that can be a real pain. Just as an example on this first site I am working on now I was getting a "Leave a comment" section on each page. I probably spent 10 hours trying to figure out how to get rid of it. Part of that was looking through the control panel and a big part was reading support forums. When I finally figured it out it was just one check box that I had to check not to show that. Fixing the problem was one minute. Finding out how to fix the problem was 10 hours. I am sure some of that is me. I played around for a long time trying to figure out how to replace the stock text in the footer. My wife came in and figured it out in two minutes and she has never done a web site. (I guess that shows who has the brains in the family and it isn't me).

    So as to your question about why I am using WordPress with the changes Google has made I really need to have my sites be responsive so a change is necessary. WordPress seems to be the way to go at the minute. If it wasn't for the Google change and the need to be responsive I probably would only have two sites that I wanted to update one of which is my main site which looks fine on a computer but horrible on a phone and the other is one that really does look dated on anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turboguy View Post
    Just as an example on this first site I am working on now I was getting a "Leave a comment" section on each page. I probably spent 10 hours trying to figure out how to get rid of it. Part of that was looking through the control panel and a big part was reading support forums. When I finally figured it out it was just one check box that I had to check not to show that. Fixing the problem was one minute. Finding out how to fix the problem was 10 hours. I am sure some of that is me. I played around for a long time trying to figure out how to replace the stock text in the footer. My wife came in and figured it out in two minutes and she has never done a web site. (I guess that shows who has the brains in the family and it isn't me).
    You could also just ask questions here. We have a WordPress section and many people around here use it:
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    Thanks Harold. I am sure as I work more with it I will run into more stumbling blocks and I will definitely keep that in mind.
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    Started off with Dreamweaver, moved on to Drupal and Wordpress.
    The reason for Wordpress is simple - most updates, although Drupal with better updates would blow it out of the water. It's just too complex for most people to use.
    The way I've learned wordpress? Built a website just out of the blue and knew it, it's that simple compared to Drupal. It's like doing a jet engine and then you move to toy.
    Honestly I wish Drupal had more people on it and was easier to learn. Because of Wordpress Drupal will go under, unless they do something drastic and become a vanilla CMS like wordpress (made for everyone).

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    While I was newbie in website building I preferred to use SaaS site builders like uCoz. But now after years за practice I use Dpupal mostly. And sometimes for small websites with simple structure I'm still using website builders, that uKit or wix or are looking enough to my requirements.

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    Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal depending on the project needs/scope.

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