[plug] Wordpress Alternatives

Alex Hartner alex at j2anywhere.com
Fri Jun 22 13:15:43 WST 2012

Hi all,

Thanks for all these great suggestions. I ended up going with wordpress 
(at least for now). My next obstacle is to find a plug-in which allows 
update-only access to certain pages. I am deploying wordpress in a 
multi-user environment. However each user / usergroup should only be 
able to update a defined set of pages.

There seem to be lots of plug-ins which do this. So far they all seem 
rather complicated to configure. Any recommendation on a plug-in which 
allows me to control page (not post) access on a user / role basis.


On 20/06/12 12:00, Tim wrote:
> On 20 June 2012 10:30, Alexander Hartner<alex at j2anywhere.com>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I was about to start a new website project using wordpress but ran into a problem. It appears that wordpress is masked on Gentoo due to security concerns.
>> http://dltj.org/article/gentoo-abandons-wordpress-in-portage/
> Given that article is 2007, I would be ignoring it to some effect. As
> Chris said, all platforms can suffer vulnerabilities.
> Also, given that it's a webapp, I wouldn't be worrying about using
> portage to install/uninstall it, just install it from wordpress.org
> using the instructions there.
> I run a number of wordpress installs for companies, the key is keeping
> things updated, and I have a great script that keeps all installs
> updated easily. (Ask if you want it, it'll need some tweaking for
> individual setups).
> For webapps, a distro not carrying it is fine IMHO, they are things
> that should be easy to install and update outside of the distro
> package manager. Generally the package manager is only good for a
> single install of the software anyway, not allowing you multiple blogs
> for example. While it would be nice for apt-get/portage/yum to keep my
> wordpress installs upto date, I put the security of them in a
> different boat, as the time taken for a security fix to get from
> upstream, into my distro can take way too long given how exposed it
> can be.
> I suggest if you have used wordpress before, and you are comfortable
> with it, then use it. IMHO, it's one of the easiest to keep up to date
> as well, I find drupal a pain to update.
> Tim

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