Among Content Management Systems (CMS) available, WordPress is the most popular one. WordPress is used by 24.2% of all the websites in the world, which is 58.7% of the websites using a CMS. The closest competitor is Joomla with CMS market share of 6.8%, followed by Drupal with 5.0%.
For Web Developers, it means WordPress is not something to ignore. But for you, there are other parameters to consider, before you really decide to build their website based on WordPress.
Ease Of Use
If you know you have limited knowledge of website development and you need to get to grips with your CMS straight away, put simply there’s no point in choosing Drupal. Its back end is a lot more complicated than WordPress’ user-friendly one. With WordPress, you can start blogging in minutes using the WYSIWYG editor.
The easiest way to customize your website is through themes and plugins. The premium themes let you change almost every aspect of the website, making this is highly customizable option. The huge open-source developer community has developed around 39’000 plugins and a variety of free and premium themes, for their fellow WordPress friends. It’s these plugins and themes that make WordPress so flexible.
Another advantage of WordPress is the brilliant community who are there to help you with queries. Such passionate people want to give others advice based on their own experience, which is great for learning how to make your website better.
You can use WordPress if you want to run a simple blog, have a portfolio to share, showcase your business, or host an e-commerce store.
When it comes to upgrades, WordPress does this seamlessly without you needing to worry about a thing, and the updates are performed automatically.
WordPress developers are easier to get ahold of, and therefore usually charge less.
WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform. So it’s not a good choice for handling really large volumes of content. If the website is going to have thousands of pages and thousands of readers reading those pages simultaneously, you should better consider another CMS.
Bear in mind that if your website grows, you’ll need significant server resources to hold it up if using WordPress.
WordPress’ many plugins can have vulnerabilities and be easily hacked, particularly if the website owner doesn’t update to the latest version or the plugin gets old. Or simply, hackers target WordPress because it is so popular. Moreover, automatic updates makes WordPress less secure.
On the other hand, Drupal has enterprise-level security and provides in-depth security reports, hence why you’ll find governments using it.
Search Engine Optimization
Drupal was built specifically to be search engine friendly but WordPress has a multitude of plugins that can enhance this aspect. Drupal’s pages tend to load faster due to its default caching features, and search engines put a preference on faster websites. Drupal is also able to handle larger amounts of content. A large volume of useful content is important for SEO.
If you have a business, you should seriously consider using a professional developer. There are just too many factors that go into the success of a WordPress site. They include:
- Having a correct WordPress installation;
- Using reliable themes and plugins;
- Having a site architecture that promotes easy navigation;
- Aligning and editing content;
- Ensuring your search engine optimization and Google verification are done correctly;
- And performing proper backups and updates in future months.
We offer many WordPress related services, including but not limited to:
- Complete Shopping Cart Setup
- WordPress Theme Installation & Demo Setup
- WordPress Theme Development/Customization
- WordPress Plugin Development/Customization
- WooCommerce Service Addition
- WooCommerce Payment Gateway Integration