Another day, WordPress hack…at least that’s what it feels like.
Early September, 2015 saw another widespread WordPress hack – this one topping over 6,000 WordPress installations per day at one point. This particular hack loaded malware onto site visitors’ computers.
So why are so many developers continually sticking with WordPress for simple web design?
Lots of developers have become comfortable with WordPress, but still get frustrated every time something like this happens. It’s hard to break old habits, but by now it must be quite frustrating staying on top of what feels like daily updates to Themes, Plug-Ins, Add-ons, and the WordPress system itself. There’s got to be a better way, right?
Better than WordPress?
Many SiteSwan resellers have confidently labeled SiteSwan “better than WordPress” for simple, informational, lead-generating websites for small businesses. We’re flattered. But we must admit, this was our goal from Day 1. If you’re trying to build a truly scalable web design business with the focus on SMB websites, you have to use a platform that is secure, simple, and designed for a super large client base. The model of building lots of beautiful websites for small businesses, and charging them a modest monthly fee is the key to success.
Sure, this blog you’re reading right now was built on WordPress but we’re not shying away from that fact. WordPress is great for what it is – a Blog that lets you stylize to your heart’s content – or a complex site that you can save yourself days of development time on by using open-source programming. But what makes WordPress so great is what also makes it weak. Open Source…this is what made the hackers’ job easier for their most recent widespread strike.
Small business websites deserve a reliable platform that does not require constant security and stability updates. Explore your options, developers!