Why we do not prefer working with WordPress or Joomla?

For starters, we would like to share with you a thought. The following arguments are not intended to offend or discredit anyone. In some cases this type of content management systems are the ideal solution. Unfortunately, a large amount of companies overestimate their capabilities, or simply do not realize all pros and cons.

The reasons why we avoid systems like WordPress or Joomla, are connected with the company profile we have chosen. We say 'no' to WordPress and Joomla. We can say from the experience that it is not easy to convince us to work with these systems. :).

Security

Because WordPress and Joomla are very popular tools that keep thousands of websites running, they become a tempting target for hackers. If a hacker finds a gap in one system, there is a high probability that the same gap exists in many other systems based on this type of CMS. Because of this, these systems are more often a target of attacks than other sites. They also 'have' a collection of so-called "'xploits"' which are programs that automatically search for sites exposed to attack, where a hacker can easily do his job.
Of course, every website is exposed to attacks. In the case of a dedicated website, hacker's efforts must be focused on this very website. In the case of Wordpress or Joomla finding a gap in one website gives the potential ability to reach multiple websites, so it is much more profitable for hackers. They go after the easy kill.
Therefore, very often discourage customers to use such systems, especially in case of pages other than the simple corporate blogs that do not contain any confidential information.

Updates

We have to admit, that Wordpress or Joomla regularly work on their updates and corrections. The problem is that update batches are sometimes created too late after gap already exists and is being exploited. That may result in website exposure to attacks from the outside, for a significant period of time before better update changes come.

Plugins -- the good, which might bring evil

Available in Wordpress / Joomla, plugins are a wonderful idea. These systems, however, have a different policy in this regard than Apple, Android and Microsoft, which protect their operating systems and allow in their apps stores, only certified and proven applications.
You can often come across plugins created by external companies or enthusiasts, who are not affiliated with the original team creating the CMS engine itself. With such spread of programming, there may be a situation where two plugins -- working great by themselves -- will cause errors after being installed on the same web page.
Another issue is safety. Very often we're not sure whether the usage of specific plug-in is safe or not. There are situations in which the plug-in can contain a piece of code that will enable its creator 'to enter your server.'

Lack of flexibility

Thousands are available for Wordpress / Joomla additions enable quick website building out of ready-made blocks. Sooner or later, however, the installed add-on will not meet customer requirements 100%. Then we have two options:
- Compromise and give up on some requirements
- Write a plug-in from scratch
The first variant is not good for the customer. Second one is not the best moneywise for rebuilding the website.
Alternatively, a webmaster, as the owner and creator of the code, can implement dedicated plug-ins for each customer solutions faster and cheaper. It would be a customized solutions, instead of these correlated to a particular plug-in.

Speed ​​- is it not always fast

Site uploading speed has an impact on SEO and positioning in Google, as well as the general perception of the website by the user.
Because the source code of open CMS systems must meet various requirements, it may affect the efficiency of your website. A server processes more codes than it would have to with the creation of a dedicated tool. Website loads a bit slower, which affects negatively the user end experience and source consumption of such solutions.

Summary

Wordpress, Joomla and other open CMS are powerful tools, allowing people who have minimal technical knowledge to create and manage web sites. For personal usage and for simple 'product pages' or blogs, this advantage is invaluable. Before choosing a system, other options should be considered. One should try to answer the question if a system with below features is a good choice:

  • It is regularly attacked by hackers
  • Offers low efficiency
  • Requires constant technical support for updates and verifications "if everything still works?"

You should also remember that besides the Wordpress / Joomla, you need to have in mind updates, security issues and actions of each installed plugin. In contrary to assumptions, the calculation of maintenance of such system, testing, validations of changes done not only by the website creator, but also by companies and third parties, is not as obvious as it might seem at first glance.

Mediocrity of Wordpress and Joomla, trite approach to different issues can make the final product of your website seem also as a 'template'. Meanwhile, every product and every company is unique, and the website should emphasize the uniqueness and should not compare with lesser competition.

Company or product website is the first "place" visited by your potential customers. That is why it is important to welcome your customers with professionalism of well-done website.


Yes, it convinces me. It makes sense   No, these arguments do not appeal to me

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