WordPress, that accounts for over millions of websites worldwide, has successfully evolved from a blogging platform to an open source CMS owing to its over thousands of plugins. Even though many new players have emerged such as Drupal, WordPress continues to be a preferred CMS due to its simplicity and ease of creation.
A content management system or CMS allows the users to manage the content of the website easily and efficiently despite nil or minimum technical knowledge. Even though there are options of Custom Website Development, CMS website development continues to be a cost effective way of owning a website that you can manage according to your specifications.
In this article, we will weigh the pros and cons of utilizing WordPress for developing a functional CMS for your business. Starting with advantages, WordPress offers the following upsides.
• Easy to learn and operate.
You don’t have adequate knowledge regarding HTML or PHP? Good news is that you can still work on WordPress and create stunning functional websites unlike Drupal and Joomla that require working knowledge of these programming languages. As a beginner, you can easily create a website using pre-installed plugins and templates and bask in the glory of having created a functional website.
• Community Support
Even though WordPress does not offer technical support to its users, it has a wide user community to assist you in case of roadblocks and glitches. Not so effective as the technical support offered by Drupal, we would say something is better than nothing.
Over 40,000 plugins, a majority of which are available for free, increase the functionality of your website and highlights the CMS nature of WordPress.
Thousands of templates for web graphics are available on the homepage in both free and paid versions. Even though free version is fine, paid versions are way more advanced than free ones.
• Effective Menu Management
It is easy to modify menus which makes addition or reduction of categories, inclusion of pages and subpages, additional labeling, adding descriptions etc, a piece of cake.
As there always two sides of a coin, there are some downsides regarding WordPress usage if you are sticking primarily to the basic functions and not moving up the ladder to its advanced offerings.
Modifications such as removing a data field in a WordPress CMS require working knowledge of PHP. Even graphic modifications require HTML and CSS knowledge so that your website can have a unique look.
• Choosing the right plugin.
From a larger pool, choosing the right plugins is important for optimal functionality of your website. There are many plugins available for a single function which can add to confusion. Also, compatibility of plugins matter.
There are many other shortcomings that come with using the basic features only such as compromised security of content, difficulty in modifying tables and complex SQL Queries.
In order to overcome these hurdles, it is important to avail services of a professional web development studio well acquainted with programming languages such as PHP, HTML and CSS. Enterprise Web Cloud based in Brampton is a leading Web Development and Designing Studio that holds expertise in Custom CMS development with additional technical support that hands over the complete control of website over to you after its creation. By keeping these pointers in mind, you can make the best of WordPress for your business.