Using Word Press as an Enterprise CMS: 9 Things You Should Know

Using Word Press as an Enterprise CMS: 9 Things You Should Know

Using Word Press as an Enterprise CMS: 9 Things You Should Know
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WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world, powering roughly 29 percent of all active websites. Yikes.

With numbers like those, it’s no surprise that WordPress crosses the minds of those who are choosing a CMS.

But, is WordPress robust enough for enterprise-scale projects? Sure, it’s highly versatile and can be used to build a range of digital experiences — but is that enough?
Using Wordpress as an enterprise CMS? Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

What is WordPress?
Is WordPress (even) a CMS?
So, I need an enterprise CMS?
What features are an enterprise CMS must have?
Headless content management
Multi-site management
Multi-tenancy
Multi-tiered access privileges
Detailed analytics tools
Security
High-level technical support
Using WordPress as an enterprise Content Management System (CMS): 9 limitations you need to know

Security is an issue
There’s a plugin problem
It needs ongoing maintenance
You’re on your own
Forget about multi-layered content relationships
Workflows can get tricky
Migration is painful
Spam, spam, spam
Do you really want to manage the technology?
But WordPress is free...

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What is WordPress?

WordPress is, among other things, the most popular blogging software in the world. According to a 2018 survey, WordPress is the engine that drives more than 60% of the online sites that use any form of CMS.

Millions of sites from personal blogs to corporate online stores to major government resources, use WordPress as their primary content management tool. The software is open source with a plugin and templating architecture that’s fostered a large community of developers and designers to extend the functionality of the platform.

While WordPress powers the majority of websites, many don’t consider it a CMS, and it’s certainly not an enterprise-grade CMS.

Is WordPress (even) a CMS?

Ever since WordPress became such a popular blogging tool, arguments on both sides have sprung up as to whether or not it should be categorized as a CMS.

Those that believe WordPress is a CMS argue that the software fulfils the primary function of a content management system, in that it allows users to work with their online content, without the requirement for extensive (or any) coding skills.

The opposition argument stems largely from the software’s origins as a platform for personal blogging. Although WordPress has gone through several upgrades and revisions (currently Version 5 is the most widely used version), and despite its use by groups ranging from NASA to BBC America to TechCrunch, the naysayers argue that WordPress lacks many of the capabilities need as a “true” CMS, in whatever terms they choose to define it.