Published:June 12, 2020
Updated: November 15, 2023
In the realm of content management systems (CMS), WordPress has gained a reputation as the go-to platform for many. It's known for its user-friendly interface and the ability to create professional-looking websites in a matter of hours. However, at Lucky Media, we've chosen a different path. This article aims to shed light on why we don't use WordPress and how we ensure our clients receive high-quality, secure, and easily customizable websites.
WordPress was designed with non-developers in mind, making it an accessible tool for anyone to create a website. It offers a plethora of free and paid plugins to add functionalities to your site, and a wide range of templates for design. You can even use a theme builder to customize the layout and components of your site.
However, the simplicity of WordPress can quickly turn into complexity. When the PHP version changes, WordPress, along with its themes and plugins, needs to be updated. This can lead to a once seamless website turning into a disorganized mess. While WordPress may seem like a cost-effective solution, the potential for issues down the line can lead to unexpected expenses and headaches.
At Lucky Media, we prefer to use Laravel for our backend development. Laravel allows us to build structured, secure, and easily customizable websites. We can create a professional website with a design that perfectly fits the client's needs.
Moreover, we can create an admin panel for clients to manage their content. This panel includes all the basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) features, giving users the ability to create new content, update information, or delete it. However, unlike WordPress, the user doesn't have the power to inadvertently crash the website.
To understand more about why we use Laravel, check out our blog post: Why Do We Use Laravel?
Most developers, including us, have experienced the challenges of WordPress in their early years. Our solution is to leverage technologies where we have more control over the code, enabling us to deliver professional, high-quality websites.
While shortcuts may seem appealing, they can often lead to issues in the long run. We believe in delivering quality work that stands the test of time. Our goal is to ensure our clients are happy and satisfied with our services, fostering long-term relationships and acting as reliable referrals for new clients.
This article is part of the "Which technologies do we use and why?" series where we explain the technologies that we use daily.
At Lucky Media, we offer a range of services including website development, web application development, and mobile apps development. We specialize in Statamic, React Native, Next.js, AI and ML solutions. We also provide staff augmentation and TALL stack development services.
For more insights into our work, check out our case studies on revolutionising lead generation with AI, customized coaching site, healthcare digitization, next-level performance, lead generation and patient journey, WordPress to Statamic migration, and improving user experience. These case studies provide a glimpse into how we tailor our technology choices to meet specific client needs and deliver exceptional results.
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