• 14-Jul-16

    TYPO3 v WordPress Which is the best cms

    TYPO3 v/s WordPress - Which is the best CMS?

    For most websites a CMS is an key tool that can help you create and manage your website more easily. There are of course many CMS - with strange names, and very different features - but which is the best? Well answer which is depend on what you are website needs to do. Therefore the best way to answer this question is to first develop a more idea of what your website needs.

    Below we have compared the pros and cons of both of significant yet highly different open source CMS - TYPO3 & WordPress. We will highlight various scenarios for which each of these CMS is best suited to. This combined with a clear-cut idea of what your website needs to do, should help you to decide which of these two CMS might be best for you.
     

    WordPress : pros & cons
     

    Pros

    • • Easily set up with little to no technical knowledge required
       
    • • Wide range of free and affordable 3rd party 'plugins' or 'extession' that can expand the features of your website for commonly required things like maps, forms, image sliders, and many more.
       
    • • Number of 'themes' or 'templates' (free and affordable, automagically responsive to different devices like mobiles and tablets) that can completely change the look and design of your website quickly and easily.
       
    • • Highly security, due to widespread use and frequent & automatic updates of WP, themes, plugin and more.
       

    Cons

    • • Sensitivity due to use of 3rd party plugins and popularity of the WordPress platform (making it a more target for hackers)
    • • Can require more time/budget to few customize for bespoke requirements
       

    TYPO3: pros & cons
     

    Pros

    • • LTS (LTS means - long term support) versions - TYPO3 releases specific version of the CMS with long term support. With LTS version of TYPO3 installed and version you will get 12 months support for all bugs fixed and then a further 2 years support of priority & security bug fixes - 3 years support in total
       
    • • Multi-language support and easy to implement in contents of TYPO3 website
       
    • • 'Enterprise class' CMS In this regard - this is able to manage large and complex websites required for big business & major organizations
       
    • • Good for integrating data and entity from other systems
       
    • • Access control which allow to editors unique and controlled access to specific areas of the sites.
       
    • • Good range of free 3rd party plugins or extensions

    Cons

    • • Usually required medium to highly skilled of technical expertise to set up & maintain.
       
    • • Limited freely available 'themes' or 'template' to change look and design of website without use of professional web developers.
       
    • • There is no automatic updates in TYPO3
       

    Which is the best CMS?
     

    Comparing both CMS - WordPress and TYPO3 is a bit like comparing a champion low weight boxer to a champion heavy-weight boxer: in many ways they can not be directly compared - they are in a different point of view to each other in terms of the kinds of websites they are suited for it and arguably both 'champions' in each of their respective niches.
     

    Therefore, To identify which of these winner CMS might be best for you, consider which of the following features best characterises your website.
     

    If one or more of the following best describe the needs of your website.
     

    • • Relatively simple website, with extra features only very common ones.
       
    • • Have a small-medium budget and prefer to create & manage website yourself for the lowest cost (For example- happy to choose a website design from a range of pre-existing one or require only very common features)
       
    • • Have a middle size budget and happy to spend it (For example on a better custom design).
       
    • • Do not required website in multiple language


    However following best describes the needs of your website:


    Here is TYPO3 is probably the best CMS for you.


    There are so many other CMS, With their own pros and cons, some of the most noticeable / popular like Joomla, Magento, Shopify and Drupal. For many who need a basic and easy websites with little to no budget - WordPress and TYPO3 both are very good options.


    But for anything more demanding than that, it might be best to recruit the services of professional web developers or design agency Like AXIS TECHNOLABS - we are TYPO3 website development company and we are also develop WordPress website for you and your clients.

    • • Needs to be able to handle multiple languages
       
    • • A complex website with complex page hierarchies and specialized functionalities
       
    • • Have low to high budget for spend on website professionals for assistance with the design, build and maintenance of the website.
       
    • • You have to integrate content with data from other systems/sources.
       

    Here is TYPO3 is probably the best CMS for you.
     

    There are so many other CMS, With their own pros and cons, some of the most noticeable / popular like Joomla, Magento, Shopify and Drupal. For many who need a basic and easy websites with little to no budget - WordPress and TYPO3 both are very good options.
     

    But for anything more demanding than that, it might be best to recruit the services of professional web developers or design agency Like AXIS TECHNOLABS - we are TYPO3 website development company and we are also develop WordPress website for you and your clients.