For years, we developed websites using our own proprietary Content Management System (CMS). We’ve since made the transition to WordPress for a number of reasons:
- WordPress is supported by a community of many thousands of developers.
- The plugins; there are plugins to suit 90% of the requirements of websites, from Contact forms through to complete Ecommerce solutions, we use Woo Commerce.
- Rapid deployment of websites; we can create websites within 2-3 days with WordPress.
- It is easy for out clients to keep their website up-to-date. Simply add a blog or a page to get the content added.
Some of the disadvantages of WordPress:
- Making customisations can take longer with WordPress as there is an extra layer of code to get through. As a result, if we wish to make a more customised website as an application, we use our proprietary CMS.
- Fixing errors can be more difficult.
- Finer interface customisations can, at times be more time consuming.
For most purposes, WordPress works right out of the box for rapid website deployment on a limited budget.