David, I have worked with Word Press for a few years and find that it is more than suitable for most of my clients that desire a good CMS system. The layouts are easily constructed, the plugins, while good (in general) need to be looked at closely for viability. Some are maintained very well, I would recommend only installing plugins that are needed now and that have good feedback and stability. I have somewhere between 10-25 that I have used many times and have had no issues with while I will always test new ones on one of my own setups. As far as upgrades go, I highly recommend keeping them current, although I have a few that have not updated the base application nor the plugins and they all work just fine. What I do is use one of the backup plugins (don't remember which one right off hand) and when it comes time to "train" them how to use, and maintain, Word Press I make sure that the backup is done first (at least that is what I train them to do). I have never run across an issue with an older version of Word Press breaking with any server updates. Regarding the updates, I have found that some manually installed installations will not take the auto updates anyway but, for the most part, upgrading is very rarely an issue and takes very little time or effort. As long as the template files are not updated, which, only the default templates are, then you will probably never have an issue. I always build a template and set up a new folder for the templates and it works fine. Just my opinion and experiences with it. You may also want to look at Modx as I have found that while it provides less functionality it is far less bloated. David Demko -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Administrative HQ Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:50 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Viability of Wordpress Sites for clients Hello. I'm looking for opinions and experiences of people who have provided clients with Wordpress sites.