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Can wordpress handle massive amounts of articles?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by fitnessdude1234, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. fitnessdude1234

    fitnessdude1234 Newbie

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    So my question is, can wordpress handle massive amounts of articles(several thousand pages of content)?
    Or should i look into another CMS?

    THanks in advance.
     
  2. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    How many are you talking about? I would say yes, but i've heard that wordpress tends to get a little bogged down when you get into the thousands and thousands of pages.
     
  3. fitnessdude1234

    fitnessdude1234 Newbie

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    I've been thinking of adding content daily and continue to do so for a few years.
    And i wanna be sure that i do it on a platform that can handle it so it doesnt lag etc.
     
  4. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    I have seen wordpress websites with more then 200k pages. Don't know what plugins they are using to maintain these kind of blogs.
     
  5. racerx105

    racerx105 Junior Member

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    Wordpress is a blog platform which can hold all the pages you need to ask. Just look at thedirtycom has multiple pages and is not slow at all
     
  6. avondezyn

    avondezyn Junior Member

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    There is no need to go for another CMS. Wordpress can easily handle the massive amount of article.
     
  7. fuskaren

    fuskaren Junior Member

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    Yes, wordpress will work just fine.
    Go with it you'll have no problem.
     
  8. William Rufino

    William Rufino Newbie

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    I'd say the problem would be server not wordpress.... mysql etc has to be well configured to work with this amount of data
     
  9. kentkeon

    kentkeon Newbie

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    Simple answer is yes.. And the reason is Wordpress is a best tool for creating blog websites. It can handle hundreds of pages without any problem; you can't find any better option than Wordpress for your website.
     
  10. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    wordpress is great

    when you get in the 1000's and it starts to bog down... change host!
     
  11. tygrus

    tygrus Supreme Member

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    On average hosting, wordpress is good for about 20,000 pages. Anything more than that will bog unless you find some other plug-ins that can really cache and optimize.
     
  12. goinviral

    goinviral BANNED BANNED

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    failblog.org runs on wordpress.

    site:failblog.org says 260k pages . Alexa of 1k so I dont think you are going to have a problem!
     
  13. g83ii

    g83ii Registered Member

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    wordpress should be able to handle it. ive not done it myself but ive heard of people doing it.
     
  14. Lordsenf

    Lordsenf Senior Member

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    wordpress database can handle a massive amount of articles...the better question should be how much your hoster can handle I've seen huge I mean very huge news websites based on wp with thousands of articles and massive traffic...the sky is the limit