WordPress is a Disaster for the Enterprise
Despite many modern enterprise CMS frameworks available like Kontent.ai, many enterprises are still stuck on WordPress for business-critical websites.
Be honest - is this you? Take note of these 5 WordPress challenges for the enterprise:
- Plug-ins result in slow performance and lack of maintenance. At the core, WordPress was intended for individuals to create blogs and small websites. All the additional power needed for the enterprise comes from plug-in’s that bloat your back-end, slow performance, conflict with one another, and often are not well-supported by small business vendors. It’s unthinkable in this day-and-age that a well-run enterprise would still be cobbling and maintaining a patchwork of different unreliable plug-ins.
- Upgrade, maintenance and migration nightmares. Whenever Wordpress rolls out an update, get ready to break your templates or plug-in set. And because there’s no dedicated WordPress support, enterprise teams have to mine community forums for help, or roll back versions which itself can lead to more security and maintenance issues. And if you need to migrate your site to different servers - which happens often in the enterprise - the plug-in patchwork and lack of support make it so much harder.
- WordPress was never meant for complex website content. Enterprise websites may have pages that draw upon several different content types (text, images) with complex interactions, as well as complex workflows. WordPress was made for blogs and is not able to easily handle the myriad of edge cases that can result from more complex content. And because of the technical workarounds needed to overcome WordPress’ limitations, non-technical marketers are often beholden to developers to navigate the spaghetti of plug-ins and templates to make changes on their behalf.
- WordPress is meant for an individual to maintain, not a team. WordPress’ niche was really bloggers, freelancers and small business owners. But most enterprises have a team of marketing and development professionals that each have a role when updating a website. WordPress is limited in the role permissions and change tracking that teams need to ensure they can coordinate their efforts, especially when making frequent updates to the website and content.
- Worst of all… Security flaws. WordPress is the most-attacked CMS on the market, and although there are regular security patches and plugins made available, it is not enough to ensure the degree of security that enterprises need for their critical web operations. These days enterprises are hacked and suffer monetary and reputational consequences because of legacy tools like WordPress that are so easy to take advantage of.
There’s a better way. Work with web development experts Thinklogic to migrate your enterprise websites away from WordPress to a modern CMS like Kontent.ai. The ROI is clear - an investment now easily saves years of maintenance horrors let alone the risk of a security incident.
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