My capstone project, ammapeg.com has had a slow start in some ways but I will make up for that because I have been doing tons of undocumented planning. This planning has given me a firm grasp on the goals of the project and I have been spending time researching viable options for software packages. As a wordpress site developer I tend to gravitate to that system. At the urging of my advisor I have investigated other systems such as joomla, druple, and I even looked into moodle to see if that would be a good solution since this site is focusing on an education model. I have come to the conclusion that wordpress is still the best option for this project, this will be more clearly documented in my requirements gathering paper which I will post here by July 10th.
The advancements in the wordpress backend and the options for changeing the backend using admin plugins has made wordpress a strong CMS, though it was orignally a blog system. Looking at other options it does not seem like developers have as much control, as you do now in WP, to change the admin interface.
Currently the design is fairly complete. My client has requested a few colour changes which will be finished by the 1st of July. The design still needs a few tweaks to work with Bills browser. And the next step is to start working on the navigation for the site. In this phase I will start working as well with admin section most likely using “fresh post” soon to be called “flutter” http://freshout.us/goodies/fresh-post-for-wordpress-wordpress-cms/ and “more fields” http://labs.dagensskiva.com/plugins/more-fields/
I have been testing these plugins and feel confident that they will add greater ease to the already improved WordPress admin interface.