How I Chose WordPress. Part 1
Finally my blog is up. It took me ages to start it. OK, it’s not only a blog but also a small CV/portfolio kind of site. And setting it up wasn’t quite as easy as I has hoped.
I’ve tried a few content management systems lately and I am very much disappointed! Most of the option I tried are advertised to work out of the box…
Out of the box my a**
OK. Let’s point one thing out. I have been trying to install all of my CMS of choice using Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer. Maybe it would have been different, had I just downloaded the files and tried installing manually. That I do not know. Still my impression is, CMS platforms for .NET simply don’t work as expected. At least not those I chose.
In the next posts I will be sharing my thoughts and problems with my chosen and failed options:
- Umbraco CMS
- Kentico CMS
- n2 CMS
- DotNetNuke Community Edition
- Composite C1
Please note once again. I tried installing each of the above using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. And failed. Eventually I downloaded WordPress, set up a MySQL databse according to the 5-minute installation tutorial and voila!! It simply works. Maybe except the need to manually set up directory write permissions but that was easy ;)
Thank you WordPress!