Is WordPress the Right CMS for You?

If you’re about to choose a usable and scalable content management system for your website, there are a plethora from which to choose. Voilasol is fan of WordPress. In 2014, there were around 75 million sites using WordPress. If that is not impressive, do you know Time, Snoop Dogg, Bon Iver and Google Ventures etc. are all using WordPress?

Let’s define the term (CMS) content management system. A CMS is simply a visual interface from where you can make changes to your website without a technical knowledge of code. Whether or not you even need a CMS in the first place is a whole other debate which we won’t get into today, so for now, let’s assume you’ve decided to get one. Is WordPress suitable for your needs?

How to choose the right CMS

When it comes down to choosing which CMS is best, it’s all about your needs, budget and development resources. By asking yourself these questions, you’ll be able to have a clearer vision of the tools you’ll want from your CMS.

  1. Do I have/will I get a developer?
  2. What do I need to be able to control and change? This could include things like blog posts, user information, contact details, colors, images, etc.
  3. How often will I need to change these things?
  4. How familiar am I with the various CMS’s out there?
  5. How much time will I dedicate to update website and learning customization of your website?

So what’s the best choice? Well, answer is one you probably won’t like, but here it is: The best tool for the job is the one you’re comfortable with, and if you have a developer, the one they know how to manipulate the most.

So whether you’re going to use WordPress or not, it’s important to take the time to play around and experiment to get to know your choices.

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