WordPress Vs Bootstrap

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WordPress Vs Bootstrap

Posted on : Monday 06th, June 2016 by his.ie

WordPress or Bootstrap ? - This is a common question I receive from new and old customers, which system do I use.  For me there is no comparison, Bootstrap wins hands done for me any day of the week. Now don't get me wrong Wordpress is a great platform to get you started on, its free, robust and easy to use but for me the disadvantages outweigh the good.

Here are a few on why I don't use WordPress

- I have to use their template, this can be a major constraint for me and my client, especially if they have very creative ideas. The Wordpress template can stifle this process big time
- Responsive, you may see a template you fall in love with and its not responsive eg. wont work on mobile devices
- Security issues, hacking is a big problem with Wordpress- just ask the Rape Crisis Centre or the Tallaght Spa when their sites were hacked with ISIS advertising.
- Plug Ins, although grea to use if these are not kept updated watch you site slow down when people browse through it.
- Template updates, this can be a nightmare as if the publisher of that template introduces a new concept to it your whole design can jumpout the window
- CMS Sytem, although this is great if I want to add a new module for their system I have to download another plug in for this.

Why I use Bootstrap :

- I can control the full template as I have full control over design and layout so the only limitations are what you tell you me.
- All templates that I build on the platform and mobile responsive from the start.
- Plug Ins, this is a great part - I never have to worry about the site slowing down as the plug ins I create are fully odular and can be adapted on the fly thus no problems for the website.
- CMS System, I create the full cms system on the backend so it is so easy to modify this for my clients at any stage.

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Thats my tupence worth of advice for anyone thinking of getting a website and using either platform. For me Wordtress stifles creativity and slows down production for me personally. I know a good few web companies who swear to Wordpress and it is down to personal choice for the web designer.

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