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Alternatives to Wordpress
« on: January 31, 2015, 09:58:19 AM »
10 alternatives to Wordpress.
WebsiteBaker first mentiond over here: http://www.designer-daily.com/10-alternatives-to-wordpress-worth-checking-50703

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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 05:53:01 PM »
I work with WP because I'm volenteering for our children sports and I'm webmastering their website.

I can honestly say that now I work with WP my heart, faith and strength lies even more by WB. WP is truly a farce and highly overdeveloped and overrated. But hey isn't that always the case in this world... follow the mass, despite the quality and regardless how the stuff works. #lmao  :-D



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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 01:01:10 AM »
Well, here are my two cents: WB is lean and simple, but it's stuck in 2008. WP has so much more to offer that it's way past comparison with WB. Even with it's downsides, it's a far more powerful and attractive CMS for the average website than WB. WB has great advantages, but they have already many years been overshadowed by its shortcomings. As an old time WB user, admin theme creator, and forum moderator it kinda hurts I have to say that.
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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 09:09:00 AM »
Any real comparison isn't possible because they're totally different systems. The only thing you can do is write down your workaround-experiences in both systems. For me it's WB, in your case it's WP.

WP comes with a total package with all the rings and bells.

WB is a barebone backend which needs hardcore coding from the developer in order to create a website.
(forget the ancient templates and old addons, that stuff should be removed years ago and not be mentioned again  :wink: )

And it's not what both systems can or cannot do, it's what yóu prefer as a commercial developer towards your customers. What do you reálly think it's best for them and their company.



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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 12:58:21 PM »
WP comes with a total package with all the rings and bells.

WB is a barebone backend which needs hardcore coding from the developer in order to create a website.
(forget the ancient templates and old addons, that stuff should be removed years ago and not be mentioned again  :wink: )

And it's not what both systems can or cannot do, it's what yóu prefer as a commercial developer towards your customers. What do you reálly think it's best for them and their company.

Hm... I see it differently. WP doesn't come with bells and whistles. It's pretty barebone in its default form. You can create pages and blogs, that's about it. With WB you can create pages and news and forms. So pretty similar, although WB lacks a blog function, and its news moduel is very basic compared to the blog function of WP.

However, both are systems that let non-coders build a site. And that's where WP is way more attractive than WB, because WP has tons of bells and whistles (addons, themes) while WB has almost none in comparison.

You say WB is a basic platform for developers. It has become that now due to the fact that it lacks a repo of modern ready to use addons. So indeed you have to be a developer to use WB as a start. But with WP you can build professional sites without being a coder. That's the big difference.

WB however shines in being a lean, user friendly, logical system, while WP has lots of things that are not so lean and not so user friendly. But in the end, it has much more (potential) power and possibilities than WB in its current version.

I do hope WB will see a revival and become a modern platform with pontentially a large repo of addons.
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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 04:47:36 PM »
Hey guys, regarding WP, I agree that not only it is outdated, but for people (like me :) ) that don't have experience with coding and stuff, it can be complicated to use. I've tried "drag & drop" websites and I honestly recommend them! I've been using one that has both templates and a logo maker included (https://www.ucraft.me/) and everything is much easier...and more fun! Any tips&tricks to make the most of it? :)

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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 05:42:10 PM »
wrong place!  that's here the support forum of the CMS WebsiteBaker
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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2016, 01:23:24 PM »
Many alternatives, google it:D

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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 07:50:10 AM »
Actually wordpress sucks..there are a lot of alternatives out there

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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 06:31:25 PM »
Website baker is also mentionned here as an alternative to wordpress http://www.hotscripts.com/blog/8-cms-alternatives-wordpress/

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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 07:47:11 PM »
WB gets my vote because it's so very easy to use and to admin. And with an appropriate template, responsive.  (Y)

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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2017, 07:03:39 PM »
Yeah I'd also vote for WB - especially with a good, responsive template. Wordpress is used by vast majority of people, and the truth is - it has affected it's quality and... it seems like they're creating new bugs instead of fixing the old ones with every update lol
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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2017, 08:28:44 PM »
Say what you wanna say but I think that Wordpress is inrreplaceble.
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Re: Alternatives to Wordpress
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2017, 08:42:33 PM »
Say what you wanna say but I think that Wordpress is inrreplaceble.

I disagree. I think Wordpress is a perfect example that shows that something isn't necessarily the best option "just because so many people use it".  WordPress is a horror for inexperienced website admins. Its core is designed and built by nerds with tunnel vision, assuming that our clients don't have anything else to do but to try to understand the "logic" (what logic?) behind the system, while my clients don't want to STUDY their website, they want it to WORK for them and they want to maintain it with ease.
 
"Yes but there are TONS of plugins available!" Sure. Try finding a GOOD one. After you've spent a whole afternoon installing and uninstalling crap-plugins, some of which even come with free virusses and malware (or hacked copies of commercial jQuery-modules), you'll agree with me that it's better to have a small pool of plugins that are actually tested and checked by the community.
 
So, thanks but no, thanks. I have better things to do. Like building websites using WB that do exactly what my client wants, what I want. :-)
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 08:48:20 PM by CodeALot »

 

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