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    WordPress Drupalization

    31st March 2008

    Is that only me, or WordPress is really leaning towards the Drupal ideology?

    Here’s what I mean:

    • user levels were changed to user roles – just like in Drupal
    • now, instead of categories and just recently introduced tags, the word ‘taxonomy’ is used – which is a Drupal slang
    • ‘widgets’ work just like ‘blocks’ in Drupal – even style IDs are assigned the same way, e.g. id=”widget subscribe_to_comments_widget”
    • (add here the similarity you found yourself)

    I wonder, what will be next. PHPTemplate support, as default theming engine? :)
    Or no-backwards-compatibility policy?
    Or, best for WP users, advanced Drupal-like caching and throttling techniques?

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    2 Responses to “WordPress Drupalization”

    1. Mgccl Says:

      Every CMS, Forum, any code have to do with content should use Taxonomy.

    2. Bogdan Says:

      Wow, that’s fast commenting!

      I feel endangered of becoming Drupal zealot ;) , and that’s only after a single Drupal-based web-project.

      BTW, new WordPress 2.5 admin interface isn’t quite such an improvement as advertised, IMO. Well, except for even more AJAX here and there.

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