60% of websites in the world uses wordpress, its first choice of companies who want to go digital.
Question is - Is Wordpress good enough for Media Publishers who are having millions of users coming to their platform every month.
My take and experience says that wordpress is not at all good enough for media publishers as we have seen publishers crying all the time about un-stability of website, its going down and down again, or they are caught up in trap of scaling hardware to make wordpress stable etc, but nothing worked for them.
A prominent digital platform for east part of India feels that wordpress may be good enough if used with AWS kind of server, but is that a solution for publishers who goes to wordpress because its almost free?
if having wordpress as CMS is not a solution to your problem then what are the alternatives?
bellow is list of top 5 alternative we would recommend for wordpress for publishers who need to cater to millions of users.
Kentico - Kentico CMS is a web content management system for building websites, online stores, intranets, and Web 2.0 community sites. Kentico CMS uses ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server for development via its Portal Engine, using Visual Studio, or through Microsoft MVC. Kentico is also compatible with Microsoft Azure.
Focus - Focus on editorial workflows. headles CMS which can be integrated with any front end.
HOCALWIRE - Hocalwire is NODEJS / J2EE based only content management system which focus on all aspect of content, ie: creation, curation, distribution and monetization.
One of its kind CMS which is must try for publishers as it support
a) Content creators / guest writters / stringers management , ie: do away with mails, whatsapp and other distributed ways, and use new age reporter on MAP feature to establish two way communication with your content creators.
b) Editorial work flow management with world class inbuilt story formats to create different user interest contents
c) Creating custom parametered article content like movie reviews, jobs or any other custom schema based content on the fly.
d) contextual automatic distribution of your content all possible platform where you could enagage your readers.
e) Self serve ad manage to distribute, monetize and major your ad performance.
f) And obviously mobile first lightening fast front end because of NODEJS architecture.
Hocalwire CMS is created significant impact on publishers viewership. Publishers who moved from Wordpress to Hocalwire has gained upto 400% traffic growth in mere 4 months after migration.
Do try Hocalwire if you are starting afresh or not able to utilize full potential of your content.
Contentful - Contentful powers digital experiences for major brands around the globe. Its content infrastructure provides developers a powerful set of APIs to manage, integrate, and deliver content to any device or service -- be it mobile apps, IoT devices in the home, SaaS products, Super Bowl campaigns, smart car dashboards, digital signage, VR and AR experiences, or the next big platform yet to come. Contentful was started by Sascha and Paolo out of dissatisfaction with the existing web-focused CMSs. Those didn't fit for the new web – the web of mobile, interactive, multichannel content.
Focus - Its powerful CMS for ecomm platforms mostly where productisation is quite easy to be configured and manage.
Concrete5 - concrete5 is an open-source content management system for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. concrete5 is designed for ease of use, for users with a minimum of technical skills. It enables users to edit site content directly from the page. Concrete5 is written in PHP
Focus - Easy to use, basic system for bloggers to start a afresh.
Quintype - Quintype is a powerful web CMS to create, structure and organize your content across devices and channels, for smooth editorial workflows.
Focus - Editorial work flow with mobile centric approach where in editorial collabration can happen open smart device and stories can be created on the go.
Author - Ashwani Mishra is founder of Hocalwire .