Is WordPress a CMS?

Published 5th February 2011

There is a conversation going on over of Forrst about saying “WordPress as a CMS”. Inevitably the conversation has come down to a debate over the definition of a “CMS”. My thoughts are this:

WordPress was a blogging engine, it is now a publishing platform. It’s not a CMS in the same way that Expression Engine is a CMS, however it does “manage content” so by definition it is a CMS.

What are your thoughts on this? Is WordPress a CMS? What is the modern definition of a CMS?