PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 – ARTICLES: 5 ALTERNATIVES BUSINESSMEN CAN USE WHEN LEAVING WORDPRESS
No wonder people get used to WordPress: it’s convenient and easy to use on any desktop, laptop or even mobile phone. But time flies quickly, and now there are many competitors, which can either satisfy certain specific needs or be a complete WP replacement. Let’s consider 5 of them.
First Option: Drupal
Let me just leave it here: this option is not for new ones. It has wide functionality, full of different themes’ variants, but if you are a beginner, you will definitely have huge problems with creating sites by Drupal due to it’s complexity. Still it has some advantages to offer:
- It’s the best use for huge enterprises, as Drupal can store big data amounts when building a website.
- Drupal is more flexible when it comes to different content.
- More access and permission’s control.
When it comes down to it, Drupal is a good option to use to create your own website especially for high skilled developers.
Second Option: Statamic
Welcome an extremely fast Statamic software! Although it can’t store lots of data (it is all situated on the hard disk), it’s light, secure and has even more possibilities to develop its speed.
Let’s talk about security more. According to Forbes, over 80% of all hacked websites were made on WP. Statamic, on the contrary, is way more beneficial CMS system.
The main and almost only bad thing about this platform is it’s price. A free trial version exists, but if you want to receive all the benefits live you’ll have to pay almost 200 dollars for the license.
Third Option: Shopify
This platform is the best help for e-commerce websites. There are no limits on hosting, and you don’t need to pay for it. But you’ll have to pay for a store. Price limits are 29 to 299 dollars for one month’s usage.
Unlike WP, Shopify doesn’t have that much plugins. That’s why its owners can’t go over limits with them, causing performance troubles.
Moreover, Shopify has everything beneficial for you to start selling right away! Every feature is stable enough for businessmen not to worry to much about its maintenance.
Forth Option: Medium
This platform is growing more and more popular these days. It’s a perfect way of creating your personal blog. Although it works in a similar to WP way, Medium has little less features, so the blog will certainly be simple. But that’s just what the serious business mostly need, does it not? Works fast, looks simple, minimalistic in a crazy way, which is so hard to find these days.
If you have a team of writers, Medium will help you to organize their work and provide them with many editing features.
Fifth Option: Joomla
Joomla is the second mostly used managing system all over the world after WP. The main advantages are:
- It works on many languages.
- It has a system of widgets, which is flexible enough to fit your needs.
- More stronger permission system, then WP has.
If to talk about disadvantages, it doesn’t have that huge number of options and it doesn’t that easy for the beginners, as WP.
At the moment WP is still unbeaten in many areas. But businessmen still have a right to choose a platform that suits their needs perfectly. And to be honest, you can still have more troubles with WP’s security and maintenance, than benefits. That’s why you can consider any other option, even if it requires migration from WP to some other system.Please Share