The WordPress news from the last week which commenced Monday 23rd October 2023.
It’s the 18th episode of our “Thinking the Unthinkable” series and our topic is "Who needs a Content Management System (CMS) anyway?" Have you noticed how you obsess about all the amazing things that you can do with your client websites? Imagine if they did this, or, you know what would double your revenue... you could do this. A few months after launch you realise that they're using none of the functionality that you painstakingly built! WordPress is a truly capable Content Management System (CMS), but do most of our clients really need it? Can they make use of all that's possible, or should we be pointing them towards other options, like static sites. We talk about our history with CMS's as well as when we think that WordPress is the 'best fit' for clients.
Is WordPress the best option for bloggers or do some of the rival services offer a better set of features and ease of use? This argument is not as simple as you might think. I know that we're all into WordPress, but perhaps we need to get some distance and see what the competition is actually doing. Perhaps they have some unique options that WordPress does not have? Perhaps the simplicity is what draws people in, a stripped back set of features that allows you to do what you want and then get out of there - no plugin and theme updates, no security problems, no things breaking that you don't know how to fix. There's quite a bit in the WordPress rival's favour it turns out! Find out our thoughts on the WP Builds podcast...
This weeks WordPress news - Covering The Week Commencing 26th August 2019