Tag Archive | content management

WordPress as CMS, is it tablet-ready?

Xoom is my friend ❤

Too many hours at the desk – doctor shakes his head and sighs

With Xoom in hand, I wonder whether sufficient tools with tablet capability are available to facilitate mobile practice of information architecture. (As you may have noticed if you’ve read my posts on Gliffy and Websort).

So today, I am stepping beyond the well-trodden discussion of the relative utility of WordPress as content management software and asking a much narrower question:

How well might WordPress.com serve for managing content via tablet?

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Tested upload documents to WordPress.com on Xoom

Short answer: Only possible via email, which is easy to enable via the xoom.

Long answer, with lots of switching between app, dashboard and email, for those who might be curious:

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Tested WordPress for Android

WordPress it’s a complex tool, it’s like the back of a digital SLR… but that doesn’t work on a phone

–Matt Mullenweg, on announcing imminent simplified WordPress version, reported by Bobbie Johnson. I believe, though it might only be hope, that Matt was speaking of simplified write/edit interface, for managing content via phone or tablet. No dates though.

My request: Simpler, okay, but please don’t lose important structural functionality. I use headings and bullets more than in-line styling.

But back to the point in being here: testing WordPress for Android
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WordPress as CMS: an annotated reading list

by Brian White of Solo Multimedia for iThemes Media

Icon shared under CC-BY-SA-3.0 and available at iThemes’ WordPress as a CMS Tutorial Website.

… Still planning to post about my ongoing evaluation of the tablet-readiness of WordPress for content management…(Update: posted 28 May)

In the meantime, I am also gathering background reading because I will not rehash what others know, and have written, better than I could (yet).  Yesterday contained some (admittedly easily found) starter reading on content management and where information architects fit in.

Today its a list of (again easily found) reading on the no longer disputed fact that WordPress is content management software, if not quite a “large-enterprise-level” CMS.

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On information architecture and content management

(a little annotated reading list)

Nothing new here.
(Although if you find this useful and I don’t know you, please do say Hi in the comments).

I plan to post an evaluation of the tablet-readiness of WordPress for content management (Update: posted May 28). I expect visitors to that post will already appreciate what content management is, the role of information architecture in content management and what information architects look for in content management software. (Because it seems unlikely they would find the post if they didn’t).  It certainly would not be efficient for anyone were I to rehash what has already been so well written, and so readily available with Google.

Nevertheless, just-in-case, starter background reading for you:
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