When a client approached me to build a site that could list hundreds of different services and filter them I immediately thought it was a great excuse to use CakePHP. But they also need a lot of standard web pages with a good content management system behind them so I started to think how I could do this with my go-to CMS, WordPress. It could probably be done with WP’s categories and tags but they would need a fair amount of customisation and I’d probably have to write a plugin to cope with situations like showing content tagged with several different tags.

While comparing application frameworks I came across Ben Buckman’s post about using Drupal. I think it piqued my interest because of the way he was told that Drupal wasn’t suitable for entering the framework bakeoff but he went ahead and entered anyway, albeit from the back of the auditorium!

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