Welcome Sponsor ISITE Design – “You’re Damn Right WordPress is a CMS!”

This morning we formally welcome ISITE Design as a Silver sponsor, with this guest post from Jeff Cram, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder:

Believe it or not, there’s an ongoing debate within the CMS industry on whether or not WordPress should be considered a content management system.

Just over a year ago I stumbled into a lively Twitter discussion on the topic. My blog post on the CMS Myth captured some of the tweets and extended the discussion with some great comments from the community.

The naysayers are mainly a few holdouts drawing an artificial line in the CMS sand on what constitutes a real CMS for the enterprise. It’s largely a semantic debate from some (smart) folks that operate at the enterprise tier of the content management world.

But it’s a silly discussion, really.

I’m sure the folks coming to WordCamp Boston would certainly agree WordPress is a CMS. Exhibit A could be the, oh, 50 million websites powered by WordPress. Or the growing list of college websites on the platform.

The growth, adoption and innovation on the platform have been inspiring to watch over the years. This momentum is a big part of why ISITE Design is sponsoring WordCamp Boston this year.

For those of you unfamiliar with ISITE Design, we’re a digital agency and CMS consultancy here in Boston, with offices in Portland Oregon and Los Angeles. We work with a variety of CMS platforms (large, small, commercial, open source) and organizations of all kinds (small non-profits to ginormous enterprises). We also have fun publishing the CMS Myth, a blog on the trials and tribulations of working with web content management.

We also consider ourselves fortunate to have WordCamp co-organizer John Eckman recently join our team as a digital strategist and CMS Mythbuster. Open source technology is a rapidly growing part of our agency services and John’s a tremendous evangelist and thinker in the space (as many of you know).

We’ll have a number of folks attending WordCamp Boston, and hope to connect with as many of you as we can. If you see anyone from ISITE Design, be sure to stop and say hi. Also be on the lookout for a few posts about the event on the CMS Myth as well.

Thanks Jeff – happy to join the myth-busting team, and excited to have ISITE Design on board as a sponsor.

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3 Responses to Welcome Sponsor ISITE Design – “You’re Damn Right WordPress is a CMS!”

  1. John says:

    For more on WordPress as a CMS, also check out the WordCamp Boston program, including:

    Hannah Arnold on WordPress as a Higher Ed Content Management System

    K. Adam White on Stepping Into Custom Post Types

    Jake Goldman on “Getting Started With WordPress as a CMS”

    and others . . .

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  3. Edolore says:

    Cool! That’s a clever way of looknig at it!