WordPress? No thanks...

Just over a year ago, we announced that we'd be offering WordPress as a platform for clients who wanted to be able to manage their own websites. With such a huge installed base and so many excellent themes, it seemed like a logical choice and despite our reservations - about security of neglected WordPress installations, mainly - we embarked on this new path with enthusiasm.

But no matter how much we wanted to like WordPress and no matter how pervasive its influence and adoption, we just can't bring ourselves to build sites using it. This is in part because WordPress increasingly feels like a behemoth on spindly legs, massive torso always in danger of over-balancing (a bit like something from a Dali painting) and in part because the program we use to build sites - Rapidweaver - has come on in leaps and bounds in the last 12 months.

The deciding factor however, has been the arrival of technology which allows us to build custom content management pages with instructions specific to each page, element and person who's doing the updating, that is streets ahead of anything that's possible using WordPress. The result? The easiest, most customisable content management system imaginable which makes updating the content on your websites a doddle, especially when compared with the cack-handed way that WordPress tries to implement this.

So farewell WordPress. You tried, we tried, but some things are just not meant to be.