I'm wondering if a question like this would be on topic, or would be better suited elsewhere:

I want to make a site that has this and does this. Is Wordpress a good or okay choice for this?

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    It seems like it could be a very opinionated type of question and may divulge into "Well, how would you do feature 'A' in WordPress" conversation/debate. May be better suited for the WordPress forums
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 19:07

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WordPress can be used to build any kind of site, but is it good for your use case? I believe this is an opinion based question, and is thus offtopic

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That's not to say it's a bad question, but it's a discussion topic rather than something with a concrete answer.

Rare exceptions would be nuclear safety protocols, Rocket engine controller software, micro-controller firmware, all of these would have a concrete answer of no

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    where is the +10 for the last paragraph :) Commented May 18, 2016 at 5:09

That wouldn't be a good question for our site, because the answer can be just a yes or no, depending on the opinion of the answering person.

A better approach would be to ask: How can I solve this task with WordPress? That might still be too broad, but if you do your homework first and explain the specific problems that you couldn't solve with your own research, it might be on topic and get good answers.


I would formulate like this — it would be a decent question if you can provide enough details for a definitive conclusion.

Note that in most cases it's simply impossible requirement to achieve. It might take quite a bit of research (more so for less experienced WP developers) to estimate is it a reasonable fit.

And dev, experienced with WP, would likely not need to ask such general questions, but would ask about specific implementation challenges.

In a nutshell — unlikely to be a good question, with rare exceptions.

  • I would downvote if I could because an "experienced dev" in general may need to ask such general questions if they know nothing about Wordpress development specifically. An "experienced WP dev" may be a different story however. Commented May 17, 2016 at 20:01
  • Yes, WP dev is exactly what I meant so say, sorry. :) Just slipped out of the sentence.
    – Rarst
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 20:15
  • Got ya, okay. I'm taking online WP training courses at teamtreehouse.com, so hopefully I can assess myself soon. Thank you. Commented May 17, 2016 at 20:29

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