WordPress is a fantastic tool and is especially useful for when you need a website with a blog or eCommerce integration. It’s also a great way to manage your content and gives you a wide array of plugins for you to choose from. When it comes to Content Management Systems, I honestly don’t think there is a better option out there. With all that said, sometimes the platform can be a bit overkill for certain websites, especially if your main purpose is to just serve informational content. On the flip side, it may be too limiting in what it does and may not fit the bill especially if you need a web application or website with high customization. While the majority of the time it may be the right tool for the job, let’s do something a little different. Let’s see why WordPress might NOT be the right platform to use.
Reason # 1: You require a website that needs to be highly customized
Reason #2: You want eCommerce but with zero headache
On the flip side, let’s say you don’t need something to be very configurable BUT you do want an eCommerce store. While WordPress has WooCommerce and it is an amazing tool for building eCommerce websites, perhaps you don’t have the budget for someone to build you a fully fledged eCommerce website. Perhaps you just want a nice modern design and plug your products and services in walking you through it every step of the way. In that case, Shopify may be a better choice for you.
Reason #3: Free Hosting
Reason #4: You need a web application
Last but not least, one of the most important reasons why you’d want to go custom, is if you are building a fully fledged web application. Think a website where you have interactive creating, reading, updating, and deleting. One that communicates with an API and is very data driven. One that connects with a database in the backend and manages a ton of information. In this case, there is no argument here. You HAVE to build a custom web application. Especially if your web app has a ton of specific business logic. An example of this would be something like Facebook, Twitter, or web portal built specifically to help manage a niche business.
There are a ton of options out there and a plethora of things to consider when building a website. Hopefully this helps narrow down for you which is the right decision for you. We realize it is a lot to think about! Well, don’t stress because at Lorenzana Web Design we’ll help you make the decision that works best for your business and future plans. Visit us today for a free analysis of your website or a free estimate: