Online documentation platforms

Subject: Online documentation platforms
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:50:14 +0200

I ran across a brief blog post this morning regarding the use of
WordPress as an online documentation platform (instead of Mediawiki,
in the cited case).

A part of the changing landscape of information delivery is the
implementation of very powerful tools for Web-based information
delivery--and WordPress seems very much at the forefront of this. What
started as a blogging platform has now morphed into a popular content
management system used by many companies for their Web presence.

With the rapid spread of web-based applications--whether
Internet-based or behind a corporate firewall--it seems logical that
new and somewhat more flexible platforms for documentation should be
included. A WordPress platform for doing this might make great
sense--after all, there seems to be a countless stream of plug-ins
available for it, as well as the ability to create your own social
network (BuddyPress) and user forums (BBPress).

This could be a very good thing for technical documentation types to
become well versed in--a process made easier since WordPress is free,
and can serve as a tremendous platform for personal websites and blogs
as well.

The brief article is at


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