I am finally leaving WordPress for my blog. Its long overdue.
This blog will be shut down, and a new blog for my articles and information will be launched shortly on our new open-source CMS platform that my company developed. The new platform is our alternative to WordPress, and it is called “Twist”. The website for the platform is TwistCMS.com.
Why do I hate WordPress?
For many years, I have wanted an alternative to WordPress for my blog. WordPress started as a blogging solution, and that is all that I have used it for really. Today, many web developers and marketing agencies use WordPress for production websites, which I am really not a fan of. To be quite honest, many web development shops that develop on WordPress are hacks. They aren’t real PHP programmers. If they were, they would use something like Drupal.
WordPress has come a long way as a blogging platform, and its security has gotten way better, but for me the damage is done. The long history of seeing WordPress sites hacked, spammed, and supporting it for customers have ruined it for me. I don’t care if there is a great WordPress plugin for SEO, or a great plugin for anything really. In fact, I want away from their nightmarish PHP plugins entirely.
Top reasons to move away from WordPress:
- Site Security – sites getting hacked.
- User Security – being able to lock people down into areas of a site (our new CMS does this.)
- Group Security (locking groups of users, both public and private, into sections of a site. our new CMS does this).
- Dependency on plugins from third parties to solve ALL problems.
- Too many plugins = too many points of failure.
- Messy PHP Code
- Not Cloud focused
- Slower site setup
- No good server management panel above it.
What do I like about WordPress?
- I like their theming ecosystem.
- Lots of app plugins
- Large community
- Auto update feature (relatively new)
What am I moving to?
Our new CMS (TwistCMS.com) is what I will use to build my new blog on. Its also what we will build production large government websites on as well. And we are releasing our code as well. This will enable us to get way from CPanel, Shared Hosting servers, managing Linux servers, virtual servers, and more. This is because our new software is cloud-based. There is no server to manage. A site is up in minutes. Responsive, cutting-edge websites in minutes.
Can you get it?
Soon. We will make the new platform available for $5 per month, per website.