There are a lot of choices for webmasters when they’re deciding on what platform to build off of. Should you use Blogger, Drupal, Joomla, Hubspot, or WordPress? The possibilities are practically endless and the choices seem to overwhelm all but the savviest of webmasters. However, with just a little bit of critical analysis, they don’t have to overwhelm you!
This platform is designed to be an all-in-one marketing and website tool for small businesses. While it boasts an impressive amount of features and services, it tries to be too much to too many people. When you don’t differentiate yourself in the marketplace, you run the risk of trying to appeal to everyone.
When trying to appeal to everyone you end up appealing to no one. This is the problem that HubSpot is trying to combat right now. Take a pass on HubSpot, at least until they figure out how to differentiate their product a bit more.
Joomla has been out for a while now and is typically considered a major competitor to WordPress. However, when you look at the usage trends over time, it’s clear that Joomla is on a downward spiral.
When you have a CMS user base that keeps dwindling, it’s best to jump ship before you’re the only one left. This is the case with Joomla and we would strongly advise staying away from it as a CMS choice.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, practically everything said about Joomla above applies equally to Drupal. There aren’t enough users anymore to warrant hopping into the platform. This is especially true if you’re starting a new website and not simply deciding if you want to stay with Drupal.
We can understand if it’s harder to switch when you’re already using the platform, but there should be no excuse for choosing it right out of the gate.
The Blogger platform was so successful that Google actually purchased it for a large sum of money. However, their time is over. Unless you’re planning to run a simple personal blog and want a very easy setup, there is no reason to ever use Blogger. It’s not very flexible, meaning that you really can’t customize it to your own needs.
On top of that, it’s built on a subdomain so you don’t even get the benefit of having control over your domain name.
The simple solution is to move to WordPress, the most flexible, popular, and customizable content management system that has ever been created. While you’re free to make whatever choice you want, WordPress is by far the best CMS decision we’ve ever made and we feel very strongly that it will be for you as well.
Using Plugins to Enhance WordPress
There are many plugins available to enhance WordPress so it has many of the same features as Hubspot, while having the advantage of being open source and part of a rapidly growing community.