[thelist] Blog vs CMS?

Brady Mitchell mydarb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 11:32:00 CDT 2008

On Mar 19, 2008, at 857AM, Frank wrote:
> So why does one propose a difference between "blog" and "CMS"?

In my experience, a CMS provides more functionality than a blog. An  
off-the-shelf blog software, like WordPress, allows you to write and  
publish content. That's pretty much it. (Of course there are  
exceptions and plugins that make this statement wrong, but in general,  
that's the idea.)

A CMS, on the other hand, provides user management, content  
management, forums, file downloads and tracking, navigation menu  
creation and management - basically it allows for more creativity and  
control than a blog platform.

To get a better hold on it, I'd suggest playing around with wordpress,  
then play with joomla or drupal... or any other existing CMS  
offerings. Spend some time at http://www.opensourcecms.com/ where you  
can play with a wide range of CMS and blogging platforms without  
having to install them yourself.



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