90% of Webtrade's new customers moved to us having used an previous open source CMS but much preferred how much easier Siternity CMS is to use and the aftercare we're able to provide.
Open source website content management systems like Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal, by their nature are hugely technical and difficult to use - fine for a web developer, but awkward for the normal non-technical owner of a website.
Open Source Versus Commercial CMS?
Ask yourself whether you'd prefer using commercial software like Microsoft Windows on your PC or one of the many open source Linux operating systems you've never heard of? It's an easy answer. Would you prefer Microsoft Word for your word processing or the open source Open Office package? Hey, it's a no brainer. Apple products are known as the best for their usability - the iPhone and iPad both based on their commercial iOS software - it's pure simplicity. All commercial, all 100% user focused.
For commercial software companies like Apple, Microsoft and Webtrade, we believe in making the best products, simple to use and functionally excellent. Open source is techie, just the way techies like it. Techie and difficult is not what we're about and definitely not what regular business people and website owners want.
Why Avoid Open Source CMS's?
In short, open source CMS's are difficult to use, carry more long term ongoing costs, have limited warranties, have all the limitations of old fashioned standalone websites, are more difficult to support, are more susceptible to hacking, they lack development control and can't guarantee being tailored to your exact needs.
We guarantee you cost savings, total ease of use, upgrades always, a lifetime CMS warranty, quality support and knowledge that whatever you need developed for your website can be built and with ease.
Read more detail about why commercial systems like Siternity are much better for the customer than open source options in our blog article on topic. We know you'll agree.