As much as I hate WordPress, I also like it. It is simple to use, and requires so little time to update and maintain it, especially with all the plug-ins available. However, this brings up some important issues with security.

As a developer, WordPress is not built very well. It doesn’t use any popular frameworks and can be a pain to develop for. It is always targeted by hackers and could compromise the server it is hosted on, especially if not taken care of well.

The alternatives require a lot of work. Especially in a fast paced technology world such as web development. There is nothing like WordPress in terms of popularity currently. So what are the alternatives?

  • Build my own platform using a popular framework
  • Using an already built blog System:
    • Nibbleblog
    • Serendipity
    • Joomla
    • OctoberCMS
    • Drupal
    • Movable Type

These are great alternatives, however, not as popular. Sometimes having a higher cost in development or plugin costs. I run this website for free, and do not want to spend money on it, since I make $0/month on it.

Here is a graph from w3techs.com of the most popular CMS Systems

What do you think? What should I do? Should I stay on this platform, or should I move into a new platform? Let me know in the comments!

 

~Joshua

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