TYPO3 vs. Wordpress
Unlike TYPO3, Wordpress is in reality a pure Weblog or blog system which, with considerable effort can be extended into a Web Content Management System or rebuilt to become one.
Wordpress is based on PHP from version 5.2.4 and requires an MySQL databank from version 5.0.15. The system needs very little memory capacity or hardware resources and is therefore ideal for setting up a comprehensive blog on any subject under the sun. as with any blog system, Wordpress is divided into two main display areas: articles edited can be ordered according to either the subject area or according to date of publication. Every article can be commented by users if this function has been activated by the website operator.
The blog system Wordpress consists, like TYPO3, of a basis system and switchable extensions. In Wordpress these are only available as plug-ins. The basic pack from Wordpress includes only a small number of plug-ins. All further extensions must be acquired and installed by hand. A large number of plug-ins exists for the system, but these are primarily in the field of so-called community-based Social Software or Web 2.0.
Enterprise capacity only with a special MU version
Basically, Wordpress supports three of the most important elements of an Enterprise Web Content Management System: Multi-Language capacity and Multi-Domain capacity.
By installing a plug-in, the system can be made multi-lingual. However, as the plug-in offers no meta-tags, search engine optimization in combination with various language versions is limited and must, insofar as no plug-in for this problem can be found, be painstakingly added on by hand. Wordpress itself offers no support for multi-domain handling, although at Wordpress.org one can find a further version of the blog system that is especially developed to this end: Wordpress MU (Multiuser). This solution enables the running of many blog domains under a single Wordpress MU system.
However, since this system, as with the standard Wordpress version, relies on the installation of diverse plug-ins, these need to be perfectly compatible with one another if they are to provide the stability and robustness required in a business-critical environment. Yet many of the available plug-ins have not been optimized for the MU version, which means that a great deal of prior testing is necessary before a stable platform can be ensured.
Aufgrund der hohen Beliebtheit des CMS sowie häufig auftauchender Sicherheitslücken wurden in der Vergangenheit leider schon mehrfach automatisierte Massenhacks von Wordpress Instanzen durchgeführt, bei denen häufig hunderttausende Websites auf einmal kompromittiert wurden.
- Conclusion: TYPO3 vs. Wordpress
Wordpress is primarily a weblog blogging system, principally intended tor the publishing of small websites that are then filled with content in web 2.0 “Community Publishing” style by the active support of user/members or blog staffers.
For even small-scale website projects extensions will need to be installed if a company wishes to base a classic Web CMS with editing functions on Wordpress. With a great deal of effort the rather more comprehensive Wordpress MU can be installed as a Web CMS, but even this will require the introduction of many plug-ins, not all of which are necessarily compatible, before full functions are available and running. While TYPO3 already carries all the main required functions and features in its basic package, Wordpress, in contrast, has to be “upgraded” to reach CMS functionality, a feat akin to converting a light helicopter into a transatlantic plane...
The obvious choice at this point would therefore be:
- Blogging: Wordpress
- Enterprise Publishing: TYPO3
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