The top digital agencies in Australia have definitely started to use and promote Silverstripe over the well established WordPress as the CMS (Content Management System) of choice. Although slightly detached from the rest of the world down here in Melbourne, I think that nerdin’ it websites and hanging out with other super geeks at the office gives me some credibility here!
Let’s not argue about technical requirements & features, there are plenty of charts that compare the two. The simple way to think of this do you prefer frozen meals ready from the freezer or do you like cooking your own meal? The easy way to understand WordPress vs Silverstripe 2013 style.
WordPress – a developer’s frozen meal
Just like the pre-made frozen meals that we throw in the microwave, WordPress is a huge time saver for even veteran developers.
WordPress is likely the most famous and popular content management system in the world. If you wanted to compare usage statistics then WordPress is definitely the choice of the masses. There are many reasons for this, but the obvious ones are definitely the simplicity and ease for the developer whilst maintaining a professional and very user friendly CMS for the client.
We are huge fans of WordPress, when it comes to websites that do not require any “fancy” functionality or unusual design. The ease of access to the code and astonishing amount of support from the web design and development community it definitely reduces the amount of hours spent crawling code.
Key advantages of using WordPress:
- Over 20,000 plugins and modules available
- World’s biggest blogging platform
- Used by millions of websites world wide
- Search engine optimised out of the box
- Integratation with social networking
- Open source platform
- Admin dashboard simple and easy for users
- Simple PHP framework
- Large development following
- E-commerce modules available
- User friendly interface
Key disadvantages of using WordPress:
- Lots of updates
- Some themes and plugins are insecure
- A popula