[thelist] Blog vs CMS?

Joe Flintham list at menticulture.com
Wed Mar 19 15:59:26 CDT 2008

Christie Mason wrote:
> What I struggle to define is the difference between a portal and a CMS.
Might it help to consider that a blog is an 'instance' of a CMS?  A blog 
has a very rigidly defined template for any new items of 'content' which 
might be added, such as title, date, author, content, etc.  And a CMS 
can be used to manage 'blog'-type content.

However, the CMS can be used to manage a great many other kinds of 
content that don't necessarily map to a 'blog'.  An application which 
manages geo-data and rich media isn't a blog, but can be instantiated 
through the appropriate use of a CMS.

Hence a 'portal' too is an instance of a CMS (unless you mean 'portal' 
in the old sense of 'Yahoo and MSN are portals' - that would stretch the 
meaning of the term 'CMS' so far it becomes less useful).


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