[thelist] Viability of Wordpress Sites for clients

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Wed Feb 24 06:18:29 CST 2010

On 23 Feb 2010, at 21:01, Jeremy Weiss wrote:

> I'm sure others have had their own experiences in this and will share
> accordingly. For my $.02 worth, any time I build a site using an open
> source app, whether it be Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, or whatever, I
> take into account that there will be updates that will need to be done
> from time to time.

The difference being that with 3rd party apps, you know that there's a vulnerability and when someone else has provided a fix.[1]

With your hand-rolled stuff with anything beyond very simple client-side code, I'd say that the forward provision for ongoing maintenance should be higher. As well as for the various levels of testing you put in before Go-Live.


[1] Often more true for OSS than COTS, but generally true for both. 
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