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wordpress

WordPress is a core Blog platform, and has been extended to a CMS platform.

WP was a blog platform that has been extended to be a full CMS, it is light and can be fast with better SEO possibilities.

WP is well supported, and the latest usage is approxamitly 30% of the market.
WP works well on LAMP stack.
Trade-off's; aging platform core, WP will have a difficult time with future core improvements and to use newer technology, what makes WP good, is also its weakness. Poor media features. Needs lots of plugins to add features, some that should be core features, like Widget management, media directories/organization, security issues with increased use of plugins.

The roll out of Gutenberg showed the issues with attempting to improve WP core features, and future issues with improvements.

I recommend the best platform that supports the client's requests and requirements.

Both platforms have improved and have some pro's and con's about them, they are more similar than different.

I see many clients looking to migrate to WP from Joomla, Wix and Squarespace, also see requests WP to Wix and Squarespace migration, but very few to migrate to Joomla.

I also see more request on security issues with WP due to lack of updating, old PHP, and bad plugins, this is also since it is increasing in use over 30% of projects. Like any platforms it has to be done with correct procedures/processes and maintained.

WordPress MU (multisite):

WordPress offers a multisite capability (2 or more integrated projects) that can be used to improve management of your network of WP projects. Already existing WP projects can be configured as a WP MU, and they can be seperated as individual projects if needed.
There can be pros and cons that can also determine if a WP project can be configured or added to a WP MU project.
Compatability of plugins and themes is one critical requirement. Some solutions are not always WP MU compliant, many of them are, and some are a commercial solution. Depends on the vendor and solutions used. Make sure those WP elements are WP MU compliant.

 Check out the requirements and advantages to use or convert your netwro of WP projects.

WordPress Plugins:

Page Builders:

For the design and layout of your WordPress projects the direction is using a Page Builder plugin with your theme. There are several to choose from that offer a range of solutions and pricing.

WordPress Plugins & Widgets

Ads & Banner Ads:

Advanced Ads – Ad Manager with AdSense Integration
Advanced Ads - https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-ads/

Backup:
BackUpWordPress
Cache:

WP Fastest Cache
LiteSpeed Cache

Classified Ads:

WPAdverts – Classifieds Plugin
AWPCP – Classifieds Plugin

Comments:
WordPress Comments Plugin – wpDiscuz
Directory:

Advanced Classifieds & Directory Pro
Business Directory Plugin
Connections Business Directory

Downloads:

WordPress Download Manager
Download Monitor
Easy Digital Downloads

Editors:
TinyMCE Advanced
Events Calendars:
Events Manager Pro
FAQ’s:
Ultimate FAQ
Forms:

Formidable Forms
Ninja Forms
Contact Form 7

Forum:

Asgaros Forum
bbPress

Images:

Black Studio TinyMCE Widget
HW Image Widget - Responsive
Simple Image Widget
Swifty Image Widget by WPGens

Image Optimization & SEO:

WP Smush
EWWW Image Optimizer
Way2enjoy Image Optimizer & Resize Image for Wordpress
Yoast SEO

WP Asset CleanUp (Page Speed Optimizer)

WP-Sweep

Image Categories:

Enhanced Media Library
Media Library Folders for WordPress

Image Gallery & Slideshow:

Envira Gallery
NextGEN Gallery
Responsive Slider – Image Slider – Slideshow for WordPress
Meta Slider

Job Board:

Simple Job Board
WP Job Manager

Joomla to WordPress:
FG Joomla to WordPress
Maps & Locations:

WP Google Maps
Google Maps Widget – Best Google Maps Plugin
WD Google Maps – Google Maps builder Plugin
Google Maps Easy

Memberships/Subscriptions:

**Free Version/Trials:**
Membership & Content Restriction – Paid Member Subscriptions - 5S
Groups - 5S
Ultimate Member – 4.5S (No Subscription, No Payment Process)
WP-Members - 4.4S
Simple Membership - 4.3S
Paid Memberships Pro - 4S
S2Member - 4S
Membership 2 - 3.5S

Mini Membership

*5S = 5Stars

**Commercial:**
MemberPress Basic
MemberPress Pro
Restrict Content Pro
WooCommerce Memberships
aMember Pro

Menu:
WP Responsive Menu
Newsletters:

Email Subscribers & Newsletters
Newsletter

Page Builder (CCK):

Beaver Builder
Elementor
Thrive Architect
WPBakery
Divi

Plugin Performance:

P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
Server Status
WP Server Stats

Profile & Catalogs:
Portfolio Gallery
Popup:
Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Options & More
Security & Spam:
Wordfence Security
Shortcodes:
Shortcodes Ultimate
Sitemap:
Simple Sitemap
Social:

Follow Buttons by AddThis
Share Buttons by AddThis
Digg Digg

SSL:

Really Simple SSL
SSL Insecure Content Fixer

Store:

WooCommerce
WooCommerce PayPal Powered by Braintree Gateway

Testimonials:
Strong Testimonials
User Roles:

Members
User Role Editor

WP User Avatar

Widget Management:

Widget Options
SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle