Gone are the days when WordPress was good enough.


WordPress is getting less and less cool. It is a 15-year-old software that has ruined itself due to its rigid geeky framework and its plug-ins, and any junior hackers to compromise the cybersecurity of companies.


It is only a matter of time before the market shares of WordPress will decline.


Today, Growth-driven organisations understood that their website should do their maximum to attract and convert more leads into happy customers. As they truely care about their user journey, companies are ditching their WordPress and traditional platforms like Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, SiteCore...


They go for better alternatives for their website CMS (content management system). Why use a mammoth CMS like WordPress that requires a developer and maintenance updates, extra costs, and delays in delivery, when you can use an agile CMS?



Why WordPress sucks


Yes, WordPress represents around 30% of all websites on the Internet,


However, you should also consider the "hidden tax" of those WordPress/Drupal & co. websites: 


  • Marketers rely on developers for simple website changes

  • Extra charge for security features

  • Focus on building servers

  • Frustrating redesign experiences

  • Unavoidable business expense with constant unstable CMS-related issues (typically the open source CMS or bad plug-ins of WordPress)


Here are the 8 weak points that should make you think twice before choosing WordPress, Point 8 is the most common and frustrating.


1. Blogging

Anything else you wish to do beyond plain text blogs requires separate software.

Not so great for SEO. If you want articles optimized for SEO, you need to install an SEO plug-in. 

 

2. Website management.

Their websites look quite banal and similar. Déjà-vu effect.

If you want to stand out and if you need options for the design of individual pages, you need to hire senior developers

 

3. Data analytics

You do not have a view of the overall performance. You need to pay for third-party software.

 

4. SEO

You need to install SEO plugins, which creates more confusion and headaches.


5. Landing pages

Good landing pages require extra paid subscriptions.

 

6. Social media

You need third-party tools to maximize social sharing. You cannot monitor your social performance inside the CMS, meaning you need to buy extra software.


7. Email marketing

No native email marketing capabilities.


8. Cybersecurity

WordPress has a super bad reputation in terms of cybersecurity: tons of vulnerabilities, security holes, and flaws in WordPress plug-ins and widgets. Any junior hacker can break your website and harm your reputation.



The key to a Great Website User Experience


A website’s design isn’t just about aesthetics, colors, and vanity. The interface is only one element of the overall user experience design of a website.

A great website design is about the entire experience someone has when they land on your site, from your navigation, to your content, the speed of the pages, security, your content, the Business Intelligence around the website, etc..


Designing a great user experience is about being fully customer (user)-centric all through your website.


Therefore, your website Content Management System (CMS) must be a real User engagement platform instead.


 

Want a website to create more personalized, relevant digital experiences, and be fully user-centric?


At Symantra, we develop websites on the most state-of-the-art CMSs. We build websites that transform your organisation and increase your revenues.


We deliver on time (4 to 12 weeks depending on the scope) and on budget, unlike many web agencies.


Get in touch for your next website project: contact@symantra.com


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