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Why it is time to fall out of love with Wordpress?

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WordPressThere is one question that I dread to hear from a client: "Can you build me a Wordpress website?” To be honest, I dread not only Wordpress but all off-the-shelf CMS products like Wordpress and Joomla.

Don’t get me wrong, I certainly think that Wordpress has its place, for example this blog is written in Joomla, but the trend lately has unfortunately been to push it to do more and more - and this is when you can run into trouble.

So, what do I 'dread' about Wordpress and its usage?

Wordpress relies on a large number of third party developers to build the plugins that give you the added functionality. There are literally thousands on the market and many are free. However, what happens when these developers stop working on the plugin and no longer update it for newer versions of Wordpress? You can face a situation where your site becomes vulnerable to hackers or even stops working altogether. You are also stuck with the functionality of that plugin. Many plugins are open source and you can change the code but then this usually stops you being able to install updates in the future.

Think about how you use Microsoft Word. Do you ever use all of the functionality? I would be surprised if you use more than 20%. CMS websites like Wordpress have a similar issue. It has all sorts of functionality on offer - which means that your website will include a lot of code you will never use, and as a result, your website will be slower than it had needed to be. That is unfortunate for your users and for Google, where one of the measures of SEO is speed.

One thing I like to say to a client is that "You know your business better than we do”. In the past it was quite common to adapt the business to new technologies available. Technology today is much more flexible and you should be able to make the technology you use accommodate how you do business. If it is not broken, do not fix it!

The alternative to a CMS site is to build a bespoke site. You would be surprised to learn that this is not as nearly ad expensive as you may think. Here at DragonStack, our team of in-house developers based on the Costa Blanca are happy to build you a solution that does exactly what you need it to do, website, database, mobile app, telephone system, it does not matter. Give us a challenge, we will rise to it!

New Additions to the DragonStack Team

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In the past couple of weeks, DragonStack has seen an influx of new faces joining the team, with additions in every department in the office. Many of these new arrivals are here to take advantage of the Dragonstack Internship Scheme!

Firstly, the Development department has welcomed three new members to their growing team.

Luka Hristic has joined DragonStack on a work placement, as part of his Multi-Platform Application Development Course, and helps with developing smartphone apps.

Luka

Similarly, Francisco Javier Mazarío Morales is working as a web developer, and works on a wide range of products.

Javi

Bernat Martínez Alemany is also working as a web developer, helping to implement new services for clients. He is on a work experience placement at DragonStack as part of his Undergraduate course.

Bernat

Secondly, in the administration department, we have been joined by Miguel Ángel Bernabé Fernández. Miguel helps out with a wide variety of administrative work, and is here on an internship as part of a Finance and Administration course.

Miguel

Last, but by no means least, we have Sonia Migani, who has joined the expanding sales team. Sonia and the team help to broaden the reach of our social media and marketing products.

Sonia Migani

With this expansion comes the need for more space. As a result, the DragonStack offices have expanded in size in order to accommodate all of the newcomers. This new space will include a new sales office, as well as a staff canteen.

DragonStack Launches a New Range of Products

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Website Updates

We at DragonStack have always strived to give our clients the ability to update the content on their own website but we do understand that some clients either do not want to or do not have the time to do so.

As a result DragonStack is launching 4 new subscriptions that will allow you to send us through your website content changes and we will do your updates for you. We will be sending out more information about these products to our existing clients in the next few days.

Latest Comments

  • New Additions to the DragonStack Team

    Employee Performance 08.10.2016 18:46
    DragonStack, Congrats on the new employees! These new additions all seem to be on already-strong ...
     
  • The DragonStack Team Keeps Growing

    Aleksander Bjargo 03.04.2014 23:00
    Always a pleasure working with you guys. Your service is second to none which you have proven time ...
     
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