WordPress

The WordPress Content Management System

HyperArts offers custom development of websites using the WordPress CMS, a platform we feel is the perfect solution for businesses and institutions that want an elegant design, rich multimedia experience (embedded video, streaming audio, galleries, etc.), and an intuitive admin area to modify or add content.

WordPress Popularity = More Options

WordPress powers 60% of all websites managed by a Content Management Systems (CMS). Because it enjoys such a large user base, it is the platform that more developers flock to, constantly innovating new features and improving existing features.

Because WordPress is based on the PHP programming language and MySQL database platforms, new features and functionality can easily be developed to enable your website to do exactly what you want it to do.

WordPress vs. Other Content Management Systems

The first CMS platform on which HyperArts built websites was Drupal. At the time, back in the mid-2000s, we considered Drupal the superior CMS.

As WordPress evolved and began to gain parity with Drupal, we began to develop sites on both platforms. We found that our clients greatly preferred the ease of managing their websites with the excellent user interface that WordPress features.

Today, we build all our new sites in WordPress.

Why Choose WordPress Over Drupal

We asked our developers — all of whom have worked with both WordPress and Drupal — to compare the two platforms. Here's a summary of their responses:

  • Because WordPress is so widely used, it is much easier, and less expensive, to find talent to update WordPress sites over time.
  • WordPress is easier to upgrade from one version to the next.
  • WordPress has a wider breadth of plugins available and is easier to customize.
  • WordPress has more tools for handling images and making galleries.
  • Drupal can handle more elaborate data structures than WordPress out of the box.
  • Integrating dynamic maps with Drupal is much more problematic.
  • There are fewer security alerts on Drupal, but they do happen, and upgrades can be very challenging.
  • Drupal has "Views." With WordPress you can't really change how data is collated and presented except via custom code. Drupal has a tool for making lists.
  • The WordPress administrative U/I is easier to use and faster than the Drupal backend.
  • Theming in WordPress is simpler than in Drupal.