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Thinking about using Wordpress... for a website?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by TheLoneSynchro, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. TheLoneSynchro

    TheLoneSynchro Regular Member

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    I'm thinking about trying to use Word-press as an actual website, what are your opinions on this? The websites purpose is to store and index numerous tutorials and embedded videos.. and Online Store (For purchasing items directly), a Forum, and two Development blogs. What do you think?
     
  2. alexgeor

    alexgeor Newbie

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    Wordpress will do just fine.
     
  3. Conor

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    Not a problem here dude. I use WP on the majority of my and my clients sites. However, while there are forum plugins for WP, I'd make an exception and say you should use myBB or vBulletin instead, if you can. Just for the sake of functionality.
     
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    twitter.followers Elite Member

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    Sure, Wordpress would be a great option and will satisfy all your above mentioned needs. Its not just limited to blogs, but you can create individual website, landing pages and everything you can think of using Wordpress.
     
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    I second this for your needs I'd go with vBulletin. I've tried shoehorning a forum into wordpress and it never really functioned properly.
     
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    I generally use Wordpress on all of my websites, simply because of how easy it is to use and work with.

    I'm also currently in the process of setting up a forum and will be using BBpress to see how I get on. If you need to get the forum up and don't have time to trial something like bbpress then it's probably worth going with vBulletin for that site.
     
  7. cpa-marketing

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    That's pretty big for wordpress.. But with the right plug-ins i don't see why it won't work. However, be prepared to spend some money for some paid ones!
     
  8. sadekjake

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    If you will be working with large amount of data and posts, I do not recommend wordpress to you. Of course you can do it with the right tools and plugins but you will find it tougher to manage when you have thousands of posts. I too recommend vBulletin for your forums as that will be more functional.
     
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    Wordpress has always been a good and easy option. All the above mentioned needs can be fulfilled with the right plugins and tools.
     
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    For selling purpose People use magento..

    Thank you
     
  11. evilclown

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    Wordpress can handle all this. But I personally don't use forums on wordpress (puke) so much security holes.
     
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    No, thank you for such an insightful comment
     
  13. WPcrew

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    WordPress can solve all your needs easily. For writing tutorials and video clip embedding you don't need extra plugins.
    Solutions for forum:

    1. WP Symposium
    2. bbPress
    3. CM Answers
    4. AnsPress

    Store suggestions:

    1.WP e-Commerce
    2.WooCommerce
    3.Jigoshop
    4.eShop
    5.Cart66
     
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    Go with wordpress , there are all free version of plugins and addons you require will met your needs.
     
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    wordpress will help you to attract more people , traffic, leads, ect
     
  16. rd242

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    Nothing wrong with Wordpress - you can do a lot with it. As a few others have mentioned, might need something else for the forum component though.

    Also, it sounds like there are lots of moving parts. You'll probably have to hire some people on oDesk/Elance or whatever to make sure everything fits together properly.
     
  17. antha1

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    Wordpress has proven itself for mainstream websites. I have used other PHP based frameworks, never really stuck with them. Wordpress is easy to develop/maintain, has super plugins and themes that can do pretty much anything, and give you really good way to manage all that content.

    BBPress is a good option for forums. If you are unhappy with WP forum solutions, choose anyone out there and integrate WP with it.

    If you have the resources you can do magic outside of Wordpress too.
     
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    wordpress is good one but need to find the best plugins which is suitable to your work...
     
  19. SEOnetic

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    No problem.Go ahead.
     
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    WP will work just fine for your article-ish content, but when it comes to the store and the forum I would recommend just installing forum and store software then link to them. There are lots of WP plugins available for when you absolutely need something seamlessly integrated into your blog, but it's a much bigger hassle on the technical side. Since your website itself is actually a piece of software, you want your components to be loosely coupled as a good practice. Basically, you don't want one thing to ever be able to break another thing, so you don't want them "touching" each other unless you really need to. If you've ever written a WP plugin you'll know how ass backwards, touchy and severely limiting the process is.

    Aside from that, the WP plugins available are almost never as good as what you can get standalone.

    You can just have WP on your root, then have the directories for your forum, store and whatever else not be handled by WP. It's not hard at all. You'll have to look up the documentation for whatever server you're on but it will be a few lines of code and save you massive headaches in the long run. Just use directories instead of subdomains to keep your SEO solid.

    You'll also just need to have a theme for each piece of software you're running, but honestly that can be a lot easier than trying to get your WP theme to style your plugins how you want.