Posts Tagged: leveluptuts

August
30
2014

August – Week 4

We’re flirting with danger, moving out of the comfort zone with fashioned with WordPress and into the thorny ill-fitting world of Drupal. But soberly I’ll intone to re-assure that Drupal is neither prickly nor uncomfortable, I actually quite like it, and it’s worth knowing. You might have seen people comparing the market share of Drupal and WordPress, demonstrating that WordPress kicks Drupal all over the park here, however we know better than to judge it simply on this. (more…)

April
26
2014

April – Week 4

It’s really unfortunate that I’m stuck using it in certain cases. It’s even more unfortunate that it has such a high market share and that people are still flocking to it as if it is a good solution for their CMS. Non-programmers see a pretty back-end and are astonished at its great and awe-inspiring magnificence. WordPress “programmers” look at it and see the myriad of filters, the nice looking documentation, and plethora of (mostly useless – I’ll get to this later) plugins and are captivated by the sheer power of the applications they can charge way too much for. I look at it and weep uncontrollably. On the inside, of course. As a man, I don’t cry.
– Jeremy Harris

So why learn WordPress? And if I’m not to disagree with Mr. Harris then how can I convince you it’s possibly a good idea. Skim this. WordPress gets a bit of hate because it’s easy for lazy devs to overload it with plugins and the back-end code is questionably bloated. If your the smart man on campus or a coding-ninja the I can certainly see what would annoy you about WordPress, but we’re not, we’re little fish and I think getting you from the basics of HTML/CSS into pushing a dynamic modern web site online we need a CMS. (more…)