There are two content management systems that have been used frequently for many years: WordPress and TYPO3. There are advocates for both applications, but which one suits you and your agency? This question cannot be answered that easily, because every application offers advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you need for your current project. You can get a quick overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the individual systems here.
Let’s start with the most popular CMS. Originally developed as a blog system, WordPress is now also used for renowned sites such as B. the New York Times, and is the basis for 34 percent (!) of all websites on the Internet. Why it is like that?
On the one hand, the system is very easy to install and keep up to date, on the other hand, there are over 58,000 plugins in the WordPress Plugin Directory, which can be used to customize it according to the needs of the user. There are also over 5,000 free themes available. In addition, multilingual websites and shops (with the help of WooCommerce) can also be implemented.
Are there any disadvantages? Yes, because the large variety of different plugins also makes the system more vulnerable. So, it’s important to keep an eye on the extensions and update, uninstall, or swap them out as needed.
As is so often the case with WordPress, popular software is attacked particularly frequently, but it is no less insecure if a few things are taken into account. You can find some important safety tips e.g. B. in the article on the topic “WordPress – but safe!” in the blog of the hoster Mittwald.
TYPO3 is the bedrock of the CMS. The project was started more than 20 years ago. The absolute plus points of the system are the sophisticated and detailed rights management and the very good usability when it comes to multilingualism. Because there are so many possibilities, it naturally takes some time to get used to them if they are all to be exhausted.
TYPO3 is considered the most secure CMS, although it must of course always be taken into account that it is not as widespread as WordPress and therefore attacks are less common here. Overall, there are more functionalities in the standard installation of a TYPO3 than in a WordPress.
While a plugin has to be installed for many things there, most of it is already “on board” with TYPO3. And of course that also brings benefits in terms of performance. The TYPO3 professionals from Mittwald can also give performance tips, because they have supported the system since its early days as a hoster.
Equally important for all systems
However, all systems have one thing in common: their strengths can be used particularly well for your projects if you have the right hoster at hand. Service providers with extensive CMS know-how such as Mittwald can provide you with optimal support in your day-to-day work and work with you to get the most out of WordPress, TYPO3 or other systems.
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