Should you use WordPress for your business?

July 31, 2020

Techtone used to be in the web hosting business, responsible for running hundreds of websites, primarily WordPress. In late 2018, we made the decision to pull out of hosting and refocus our efforts on IT and Cyber Security, and we have never looked back.

The lack of security controls around WordPress websites played part in our decision to move away from hosting. We watched far too many business owners invest their hard-earned money and time into launching a new website, only to find out shortly after that their new website is a can of worms that can easily be compromised.

The immense WordPress ecosystem, what was once seen as a major advantage, is now WordPress' Achilles' heel. Simply put, the more plugins you install on a website, the more susceptible it is to getting hacked. Far too many WordPress designers relentlessly install plugins and introduce added risk without hesitation.

A few alternatives to WordPress include:

  • Shopify
  • Squarespace
  • Webflow
  • Wix

Not only do the above provide a more controlled and secure environment for websites, but they also take care of the headaches around hosting. Whilst they each posses their own pros and cons, we highly recommend for any business using WordPress to take a step back and take a look at alternatives.

Check out a recent conversation where our Founder, Omer Segoly, discusses the state of WordPress today:

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