Last week, the New York Times gave us an inside look at their custom CMS, Scoop. Though a few NYTimes blogs run on WordPress, the main site is managed by a fairly massive custom effort. It got me thinking about how far WordPress has come in terms of managing complex websites and applications, and all of the work that still needs to be done. Data Management One of the major advantages of Scoop was its ability to store content and data in meaningful ways. This includes the basics like a robust tagging hierarchy but also the ability to store all of the drafts of every post. This allows the NYTimes editors to output their content however they want, from arranging post drafts like Microsoft Word’s “…

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How WordPress Could Power the New York Times


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