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ExpressionEngine vs Wordpress - Choose the right tool for the job

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Why we in most instances use ExpressionEngine over Wordpress, use the right tool for the job.

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ExpressionEngine vs Wordpress - Choose the right tool for the job

  1. 1. VS
  2. 2. Security
  3. 3. SecurityWordPress now powers over 10% of the web which has to be congratulated. It’s a massive success!
  4. 4. SecurityWordPress now powers over 10% of the web which has to be congratulated. It’s a massive success!It is however a victim of its own success with it being heavily targeted by hackers.
  5. 5. SecurityWordPress now powers over 10% of the web which has to be congratulated. It’s a massive success!It is however a victim of its own success with it being heavily targeted by hackers. The huge range of plugins increases this risk
  6. 6. Security WordPress now powers over 10% of the web which has to be congratulated. It’s a massive success! It is however a victim of its own success with it being heavily targeted by hackers. The huge range of plugins increases this riskEE is not impenetrable but in my experience it’s a hosting issue rather than software exploit.
  7. 7. Cost
  8. 8. CostMany users love using WordPress because it’s “free”. Only if you are on a low budget that may be a barrier.
  9. 9. CostMany users love using WordPress because it’s “free”. Only if you are on a low budget that may be a barrier. EE Costs money but time costs a lot more than EE.
  10. 10. CostMany users love using WordPress because it’s “free”. Only if you are on a low budget that may be a barrier. EE Costs money but time costs a lot more than EE. Is WordPress “free” anyway?
  11. 11. CostMany users love using WordPress because it’s “free”. Only if you are on a low budget that may be a barrier. EE Costs money but time costs a lot more than EE. Is WordPress “free” anyway?Ever increasing number of WordPress plugins that are paid for.
  12. 12. CostMany users love using WordPress because it’s “free”. Only if you are on a low budget that may be a barrier. EE Costs money but time costs a lot more than EE. Is WordPress “free” anyway?Ever increasing number of WordPress plugins that are paid for. Bizarre business models::
  13. 13. CostMany users love using WordPress because it’s “free”. Only if you are on a low budget that may be a barrier. EE Costs money but time costs a lot more than EE. Is WordPress “free” anyway?Ever increasing number of WordPress plugins that are paid for. Bizarre business models:: Sign up with an email - them spammed badly! I’d rather just pay and you support it!
  14. 14. CostMany users love using WordPress because it’s “free”. Only if you are on a low budget that may be a barrier. EE Costs money but time costs a lot more than EE. Is WordPress “free” anyway?Ever increasing number of WordPress plugins that are paid for. Bizarre business models:: Sign up with an email - them spammed badly! I’d rather just pay and you support it! £40 initially then increments of £2 per month
  15. 15. Add ons / Plugins
  16. 16. Add ons / PluginsDue to WP’s success there are countless add ons which very generously people have contributed.
  17. 17. Add ons / Plugins Due to WP’s success there are countless add ons which very generously people have contributed.We took over a site that in which ran into plugin conflicts upon update. Upon emailing the add on author he said from his halls of residence he was giving up the plugin, and sounded lets say intoxicated.
  18. 18. Add ons / Plugins Due to WP’s success there are countless add ons which very generously people have contributed.We took over a site that in which ran into plugin conflicts upon update. Upon emailing the add on author he said from his halls of residence he was giving up the plugin, and sounded lets say intoxicated. Paying an experienced add on developer is good thing, they can support the add on and them making money is a plus.
  19. 19. +
  20. 20. +Built for blogs, great for blogs
  21. 21. +Built for blogs, great for blogsNumerous Plugins / Themes
  22. 22. +Built for blogs, great for blogsNumerous Plugins / Themes Easier learning curve
  23. 23. +Built for blogs, great for blogsNumerous Plugins / Themes Easier learning curve User Interface
  24. 24. +Built for blogs, great for blogs -Numerous Plugins / Themes Easier learning curve User Interface
  25. 25. +Built for blogs, great for blogs - SecurityNumerous Plugins / Themes Easier learning curve User Interface
  26. 26. +Built for blogs, great for blogs - SecurityNumerous Plugins / Themes Many themes ( should be custom built ) Easier learning curve User Interface
  27. 27. +Built for blogs, great for blogs - SecurityNumerous Plugins / Themes Many themes ( should be custom built ) Easier learning curve Some poor plugins User Interface
  28. 28. +Built for blogs, great for blogs - SecurityNumerous Plugins / Themes Many themes ( should be custom built ) Easier learning curve Some poor plugins User Interface Plugin conflicts
  29. 29. +
  30. 30. +Hugely Flexible
  31. 31. + Hugely FlexibleComplete control
  32. 32. + Hugely FlexibleComplete control Handle Ecomm
  33. 33. + Hugely FlexibleComplete control Handle EcommExcellent add ons
  34. 34. + Hugely FlexibleComplete control Handle EcommExcellent add ons Templating
  35. 35. + Hugely FlexibleComplete control Handle EcommExcellent add ons Templating Community
  36. 36. + Hugely FlexibleComplete control Handle EcommExcellent add ons Templating Community Cost
  37. 37. + Hugely FlexibleComplete control Handle EcommExcellent add ons Templating Community CostMembership sites
  38. 38. + Hugely Flexible -Complete control Handle EcommExcellent add ons Templating Community CostMembership sites
  39. 39. + Hugely Flexible - WorkflowComplete control Handle EcommExcellent add ons Templating Community CostMembership sites
  40. 40. + Hugely Flexible - WorkflowComplete control Update process Handle EcommExcellent add ons Templating Community CostMembership sites
  41. 41. + Hugely Flexible - WorkflowComplete control Update process Handle Ecomm CostExcellent add ons Templating Community CostMembership sites
  42. 42. + Hugely Flexible - WorkflowComplete control Update process Handle Ecomm CostExcellent add ons Templating Community CostMembership sites
  43. 43. + Hugely Flexible - WorkflowComplete control Update process Handle Ecomm CostExcellent add ons No road map Templating Community CostMembership sites
  44. 44. + Hugely Flexible - WorkflowComplete control Update process Handle Ecomm CostExcellent add ons No road map Templating Learning curve Community CostMembership sites
  45. 45. Other options?
  46. 46. Other options?Off course there are, many great options out there.
  47. 47. Other options?Off course there are, many great options out there. Biased.
  48. 48. Other options?Off course there are, many great options out there. Biased. Joomla, ModX, Drupal, Statamic, Perch
  49. 49. 1 thing to take away?
  50. 50. 1 thing to take away?Use the right tool for the job
  51. 51. 1 thing to take away?Use the right tool for the job
  52. 52. 1 thing to take away? Use the right tool for the jobA number of our clients mention big future plans for theirwebsites, EE fit’s into their plans better than a basic news / blogging site.
  53. 53. Please see video• http://www.mediasurgery.co.uk/eesurgery/videos/ expressionengine-vs-wordpress-choose-the-right-tool-for- the-job

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