Writing in O’Reilly ONLamp, John McCreesh has an excellent review of WordPress as a replacement for a content management system.
His feature walks through the steps he took to set up a WordPress-based website complete with his analytical approach to why he wanted to do this plus screenshots of what he did.
McCreesh’s bottom line:
[…] Could WordPress be used for full-blown websites as well as blogs? I believe the answer is definitely yes. WordPress lets users do an awful lot of things without requiring any knowledge of the underlying technology […] The end result is the best of both CMS and blog worlds, with flexible content layout arranged under hierarchical menus such as a CMS, plus all the nice features of blogs such as ease of maintenance, RSS feeds, comments, and permalinks.