We at Dreams Media have made a tough decision and finally decided to stop offering services related to Dupal, Joomla, Zen Cart and most other open source software and would only support and work on WordPress, Magento & Presta Shop.
The reason behind our decision is, developers love Drupal and Joomla, but we do forget developers develop but do not use the sites that we develop for our customers. Drupal and Joomla are no doubt great content management systems which many features, but then again, when a customer wants to be able to just manage their website, we want him to have a clean interface to carry our routine tasks and a small learning curve.
WordPress with its each new version, has delivered more than anyone could have asked for. Their interface remains simple till date and the direction in which they are moving only assures us more that they would always make sure that their interface remains simple. Custom post type feature has also openeded the door to more easier customization based on user content.
We do have customers who have been informed by their earlier developers that WordPress is not good for search engine optimization or has bugs, etc. Well this is just rediculous. Without sounding like a sales person for WordPress, I would just like to say that WordPress is like Iphone. Its a great piece of technology. What a person can do with it, is based on his imagination and skills.
The software that we would now use for all projects would be:
- WordPress – For General websites, Corporate Sites, Blogs, Author websites, Content Portals
- Magento & PrestaShop – For E-commerce websites
So if you do require any kind of custom development for WordPress, please feel to let us know.
P.S. Its not just us choosing WordPress over other platforms. Recently “The New York Observer” revamped their website and changed it from Drupal to WordPress.