WordPress vs Bespoke CMS - Which Is Best For Your Business?

  in  Web Design
It goes without saying that you're going to want the best for your business and, when it comes to content management systems (CMS), you do have a tough decision to make. Wordpress is free and easy to use, but you could also go for a tailor-made CMS which fully meets your desires.

In the end, though, it all boils down to this: what do you want/need your website to be capable of?

We spoke to Liquid Bubble, one of the leading WordPress web design agencies in London, who said: "your website is at the forefront of your business, essential for creating and maintaining your brand's image, along with bringing in clients, it's so important that you get it right and don't try to cut corners when creating it."

"It's for this reason that, for the sake of your business, you need to find a CMS solution that 100% suits you; whether or not you go for Wordpress or a custom CMS simply depends on your needs for your website."

Wordpress
It probably won't come as a surprise that Wordpress powers a significant number of the world's websites and this is likely to be because it's simple to use, it's free, and, along with being easy to install, it offers an abundance of plugins which cover the likes of social media, contact forms, and SEO.

With Wordpress, you don't have to be an internet whiz-kid either, just dedicating a small amount of your time to get used to the setup and tools available will be just enough to get you up and running comfortably - this could be great if you don't want to spend many of your working hours getting used to software.

However, despite all the perks which Wordpress boasts, it's not necessarily the best CMS out there - yes, it is the most widely used CMS, but it is also the most hacked. Websites are not one size fits all entities and, if Wordpress falls short of your desires, it's probably time to start looking at bespoke CMS.

Bespoke CMS

Although it's generally considered best to start off with a pre-existing CMS software such as Wordpress, if your website requires it, you may have to keep having to make more and more modifications to the software you're using - here's when it may be time to consider bespoke CMS.

Bespoke CMS is ideal for high-performance websites (websites which are above and beyond standard websites) which, when built on pre-existing CMS software through lots of modification, may not be up to the standard they could be when built through bespoke CMS.

Which is best?
Frankly, which CMS is best for your business purely depends on what your business requires from its website.

Wordpress is a good starting point for websites; play around with the options and plugins available to see if they're working for your specific needs.

If, however, you find that you need a more complex structure to fulfill your desires, it is going to be worth opting for a bespoke CMS.