WordPress is the market-leading content management system (CMS).
There are a range of estimates, but most specify that it is installed on between 15% and 25% of websites worldwide.
Whilst these are impressive stats, reviews of WordPress are mixed; some love it, some hate it.
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Pros and cons
Being the market leader comes with some added benefits – mainly that the software is well maintained and very regularly updated.
It has a massive user base so finding web developer/designer support is easy and there are thousands of plugins to extend the system.
However, being on so many websites means that it does get a lot of attention from hackers. When the system is updated, hackers scour the internet looking for sites on old copies so that they can hack and deface those sites. It’s also not ideal for very large websites with complex functionality requirements where a bespoke option is more suitable. The range of plugins are fantastic, but they are normally built for quite generic uses.
With expertise in raw coding, our developers understand the nuts and bolts behind the system rather than just knowing how to use it.
We do prefer to use our own system, Serenity Source, but based on the popularity of WordPress and the number of sites already using it, it’s been in our best interest to support the development of sites using this fantastic platform.
We run roughly 5% of our sites on WordPress and have a range of functionality (both bespoke and plugin based) implemented which allow for responsive sites, bookings, ecommerce, quotation tools and more.
If you have a WordPress website in need of optimisation or a new project you’d like integrated onto WordPress, please get in touch.