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    php vs wordpress, which one is more suitable?

    I guys I want to build a marketplace for tutors where they can upload their profile and information. Students who want to study a tutor can go there and find a suitable one.

    I do not have any background in IT or coding whatsoever (just try wordpress lately) so I am not sure whether I should ask my friend to build it by php or wordpress. I have asked some of my friends and there are mixing opinions so I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this problem.

    Thanks a lot
    Last edited by Fou-Lu; 05-21-2014 at 06:55 PM.

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    So in your first post you manage to sneak in a link to an external website while disguising it as a request for help.

    Do you really think we've not seen this before?
    I can't really think of anything to write here now...

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    If wordpress covers your needs out of the box, then you can simply use wordpress. Developers are used when there is specific functionality requirements that do not exist in an out of the box solutions or to avoid the bloat from the out of the box.
    I for example would rarely use any out of the box solution. Time constraints forced me to interface into a third party templating engine on my last project, but since I've performed the interfacing I'll be able to rewrite my own when I have the free time to complete it. My requirements are completely customized, so there exists no out of the box solution that would even scratch the surface of my needs, and the excess bloat coupled with time to learn simply removed those as an option. On the otherhand, if someone wanted a forum I'd just tell them to purchase a vBulletin or find a similar free bbs system online. So simply check what you need to do, and if wordpress will fulfill all of your requirements, then I'd suggest that wordpress is the way to go.

    Edit:
    Hah yep I've pulled it out of there as well as there is really no need for a comparison link.
    PHP Code:
    header('HTTP/1.1 420 Enhance Your Calm'); 
    Been gone for a few months, and haven't programmed in that long of a time. Meh, I'll wing it ;)

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    Wordpress has the existing structure and space. All you need to have knowledge of how to use it. It has many advantages and is SEO friendly and improved security.


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