In the second podcast for NPTech Projects, Birgit Pauli-Haack and Jim O’Reilley discuss Content Management System (CMS). Initially, Jim makes the point that although NPTechProjects does not sell any of the products mentioned, they will make recommendations backed up by data.
In this episode, Birgit discusses her experiences in evolving from HTML based work environments in the 20th century through server scripted languages to CMS environments in the 21st century and what this means to the owner of the website. In this context, Birgit clarifies the difference of information content to presentation content and what that means to the decision makers in a nonprofit organization.
They then discuss market share, as in how many websites use the programmers still control particular CMS’ as well as how many as opposed to the users. Based on the data, the discussion veers toward WordPress with the why and how of its use.
The secret sauce for WordPress is first the GNU GPL license meaning it is free, and second is the part of the license which allows developers to create plugins and other features as derivative options included in the license. This has the resulting of a large percentage of developers creating products for the users of WordPress.
Birgit discusses the fact that there are great sites out there which are on proprietary systems and contrasts them with WordPress from a business perspective.
Finally, they discuss the WP4Good Club which is a part of NPTech Projects, and what they bring to the nonprofit organization.
NPTech Projects Programs Discussed:
- W3Techs – extensive and reliable web technology surveys
- A Look at Changes in Market Share in CMS (Link to be created)
- Presentation: WordPress, Open Source, and Museums
by Mel Choyce of Automattic & Courtney O’Callaghan, Chief Digital Officer at Freer & Sackler Galleries at WordPress US 2015 on WordPress.tv
- WP4Good Club
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