Hey guys - seeing as you were mentioning my forum posts in your podcasts (me dreaming about an old cowboy Austin) thought I would chip in here. Feel free to ignore these suggestions - your podcast is awesome
WordPress alternatives and why not?
I used to work in .Net, does loads of nice stuff but obviously OPEN SOURCE ALL THE WAY.
I’ve used Drupal twice. Nice module directory but horrible UI for client’s. No AJAX, no auto-save, no trash bin for posts, urgh.
joomla just seems to not be used
WordPress is largest market share. Easy to go with majority choice as it means I’m not locked in to the client and neither is the client to me
Austin is a Rails guy (and seems like more of Roots team). Rails looks amazing and I love to hear what DHH has to say but it seems there’s no Rails CMS like Wordpress?
Is it a case of if there were a good Rails or Node CMS you’d all go to that and be making Roots stuff for that?
Basically there’s a lot of Wordpress bashing in the podcasts without a real explanation of why we go with Wordpress. There’s talk of “the ecosystem” but I only ever use 5 Wordpress plugins.
WordPress as e-commerce (Presumably on the Woo-commerce plugin).
This is a cry for help as occasionally I’m building Magento sites (skinning
them up). I’ve not much e-commerce experience but I really hate
Magneto, Configuration over convention. Endless xml. Template
inheritance Hell. With WordPress plugin directory style really bad Extensions.
Basically people seem to say Magento is better than Woo-commerce for “scale” (whatever that means - no proof supplied)
Personally I’d love to just do all my e-commerce sites in Woo-commerce using Roots. Help!
so I can in future say “but the Roots guys say”
Cheers guys and keep up the good work!