Wait, what? That’s sacrilegious for me to write a headline like that!
WordPress Tavern linked to a post by Kevinjohn Gallagher about his creative agency stopping the use of WordPress for clients. Gallagher points out these weaknesses in WordPress:
“WordPress has either no, or severely limited:
- Document management
- Workflow management
- Digital asset management
- Link management
- User management
- ESI Caching / CDN ability.
- WYSIWYG editing
- Single Sign-on
- Multi-side Admin
- Publishing options
- Access Management
- n-to-n content sharing
As one of the commenters points out – there is no perfect CMS. Each user’s needs differ vastly – especially enterprise clients. And as John James Jacoby says, Gallagher’s “they” are us. We can change the course of WordPress in a number of ways to make it more like the perfect content management system. You just can’t say that about proprietary systems.
Some of the proprietary systems do some of the things that Gallagher wants better, but none of them handles the user experience or ease of installation/updates better than WordPress. That’s something to remember. WordPress has nailed that pretty well, and can continue to build on it.
What do you think? Is WordPress as weak as Gallagher makes it sound?