In short, open source CMS's are more difficult to use, carry more long term ongoing costs, tend to come with 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 without breaking through system updates.
We guarantee the exact opposite, with cost savings, total ease of use, upgrades always (without you having to get involved), a lifetime CMS warranty, best in support and knowledge that whatever you need developed for your website can be built and with ease.
We like simple to use and non techie. We think regular business people and website owners do too.
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? Would you prefer Microsoft Word for your word processing or the open source Open Office package? It's a no brainer.
Commercial software companies like Apple, Microsoft and Webtrade believe in making the best products, simple to use and functionally excellent. Open source is techie. Just the way techies like it. But it's not for us, and not for our customers.
Find out more about why commercial systems like Siternity are much better for the customer than open source options in our blog article on topic.