When I worked in the private sector, WordPress was the solution for deploying to a non-technical customer or team — especially if we had specialists that would be contributing large amounts of content to the site. My biggest frustration was the need to constantly update the WordPress code base (from a security perspective, WordPress is a high-value target), but with a managed solution such as this, that goes away. Another plus is that the system has a great amount of plug-in support (as one developer once told me, if you can’t find a WP plug-in for your needs, they probably aren’t real business requirements) and the system (at least the commercial version I have seen) allows you to export your posts to XML at no-charge or have it ported to a hosted instance of WP for a reasonable fee.
So, in my opinion, it is an excellent solution to deploy when you have a number of contributors to a single site and need advanced rights management for pages in an easy to deploy and simple to maintain system. If you have a dedicated webmaster who is the “gatekeeper” for content, then it probably isn’t as necessary, but anyone who has considered a CMS (Content Management System) for the web should seriously consider WordPress.
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