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Giving a Clunky Old CMS the WordPress Treatment

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eMusic's old, custom-built content management system (CMS) was slowing the team down. We're a digital media company, and our team has to be able to react quickly and share content on hot topics. When reviewing the different content management systems out there, we found that WordPress was an ideal solution to suit all of our CMS needs.

We wanted an open source tool with support from a passionate community of users -- WordPress developers. We also wanted a mature platform. Since WordPress powers millions of websites, we knew it would work as our enterprise solution. We also have the internal talent to customize WordPress to serve the needs of our business and eMusic members.

We decided that the majority of the hardcore business logic will live in services, but the content, UI and community will live in WordPress. This meant that transition was going to be a substantial project.

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