Last week, I received an email inviting me to take a sneak peak at a press release that became public today. In the email, I was asked if I would be interested in hearing "news from new open source startup, DRUD Tech, founded by a couple of long-time Drupal contributors". According to the email, the company has been in "stealth mode" quietly working on their new product which is ready for launch this week. Given that I'm a long time fan of the Drupal content management system of course I said yes.
WordPress is one of the most popular website builders favored by almost every budding blogger and entrepreneur. The open source platform is can be customized and is compatible with almost every device, offering users a wide range of plugins and extensions for powerful content management and website development. However, WordPress is not always the best option for the websites build on a basic framework. For all its user-friendliness, WordPress does require a degree of technical expertise and coding skills. The extensive blogs and technical support though helpful can be quite exhausting to understand and implement.
Luckily, there are much better and simpler alternatives to WordPress out there which are more comprehensive and competent in handling the functionalities of your start-up. Listed below are five such alternatives to WordPress that you can check out:
WordPress 4.8 is named "Evans" in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans.
WordPress 4.8 is now available and introduces users to new content management tools including three media widgets covering images, audio and video. The "Evans" release also includes link improvements, an updated text widget that supports visual editing, and an upgraded news and events section in your dashboard.
When Matt Mullenweg announced the release of WordPress 4.8 he mentioned that this new version was built with you in mind. While the updates seem minor, he indicated that users will find that the improvements intuitive enough that "you’ll welcome [the changes] like an old friend".
New Widgets for WordPress
As mentioned, Wordpress includes three new media widgets and one rich text widget. Below is a description of all four widgets:
WordPress is the most well-known and successful content manage systems ever made. With over 26% of the world’s websites using it, there’s gotta be some kind of secret we don’t know about, right? How could something be so popular after all this time? It’s not a secret at all, actually, WordPress is just a perfect storm of features and usability.
Join us as we look at the characteristics and design choices that led WordPress to take the throne as the most popular CMS in the world.
The WordPress Formula: A Recipe For Success
When you set out to make a website, hosting companies everywhere recommend WordPress as their top platform for your website. Real statistics have shown that people prefer to use this platform over the other options in a great many cases.
Why is that? Let’s look at some of the reasons why WordPress is so darn popular:
Many say that WordPress is one of the most well-known open-source systems to manage a website. There are more than 9000 templates and 40.000+ plugins for WordPress. Nevertheless, popularity doesn’t guarantee a high level of efficiency.
To provide yourself with proper tools, allowing to create a truly useful and engaging website for personal need, you must first find and install needed add-ons, because there are simply no good plugins installed by default.
Though the WordPress plugins market is enormously large, the number of add-ons you can trust leaves much to be desired. That’s why WordPress has peculiar security vulnerabilities. In addition, some actions in WordPress require PHP, CSS & HTML knowledge.
WordPress updates its software quite regularly, but it’s a sweaty process to renew your content management system. In order to prevent content losses, you have to create a backup for your website. After updating own WordPress theme a user has to make sure that all plugins work correctly because some add-ons can not be optimized as fast as the system itself.
Search Engine Optimization is an industry that was born out of the modern web and search engines like Google. Its entire focus is the constant and unending pursuit of understanding what makes one site rank higher than another. It’s exhausting, and just like search results these days, there’s a lot of options.
The future of SEO is dependent on the people who are using it and what they want from platforms like Google. There’s a science to everything, but the more sophisticated search algorithms become, the more they think like people. It’s time to start thinking like people as well.
The Future of SEO: Turning Metrics into a User’s Experience
SEO has never been about one thing like keywords or backlinks. It’s always been a giant jigsaw puzzle that everyone is scrambling to fit together. One thing that has risen above the noise in recent years, is the need to address the user at every level.
Content that is produced online becomes a source of driving traffic. Online content is key to the success of every business. To be in the top searches and to be in the top trends, fresh content has to be produced that the audience loves.
Managing all of that content can be a very tiresome task for a business. For enterprise business teams, it can be close to a nightmare if they have to sort out content creation, scheduled publication, planning and executing. The content needs to be cutting edge and be planned and executed seamlessly along with the pile of spreadsheets and meetings.
This is where content management comes handy. Thanks to technology, companies have developed softwares that help businesses manage their content. A content management system is a set of tools that support the creation, modification and publishing of content online. It may store data on a cloud-based storage and support collaborative working environment. A system that manages content usually makes it easy for you to sort out publishing on web pages, manage formats, edit history, index and control versions.