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Not sure if anyone said this (though, it seems to be implied in several messages) but... the type of software that lets you edit the web page right in the browser is called a Content Management System (CMS). As many people have said, WordPress can be used as one, but WordPress puts most of their focus/emphasis on blogs.

I've worked with a some other CMSes. mainly Dot Net Nuke (DNN) and Drupal. (Joomla is also popular, but I haven't worked with it.)

I definitely liked Drupal better. It seemed faster, more elegant, and more flexible to me. Drupal did have a bit of a longer learning curve, but I thought it was worth it.

YMMV, of course.

On 6/19/2014 9:19 AM, Jerry C. Adams wrote:
A friend and I have a pretty simple web site; one which we designed and
maintain for our high school class. Pretty much pure HTML with a few Java

Right now, whenever someone's address or such changes, they forward it to
me, and I use a text editor to change it. Mike (my partner), who honestly
is the primary designer, wants to migrate it to something called Wordpress,
which I've googled. His reasoning is that it will be easily to make such
changes; i.e., he or I could just make them direct on the server, no FTP

Well, I'm not sure that's a compelling reason, but I'll let that slide.

My question is: What do you use to maintain a web site, and what do you
think about it? I guess I'm really asking about IDEs, such as Dream Weaver
and Wordpress, but I'm sure there are others in the wild.

Like I said, it's a real simple site; no order processing involved! .-)

Jerry C. Adams

Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.

IBM i Programmer/Analyst

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