Replacing WordPress

Following up on the new tools and techniques I’ve picked up recently while putting my portfolio and blog live such as moving my hosting to Linode VPS, I’m just writing to outline my decision to stop using WordPress as my ‘go to’ CMS.

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I’ve been using WordPress almost exclusively for client brochure websites for nearly 3 years, and will continue to do so as its a great piece of software, but I’m now learning it’s not always the right tool for the job.

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I recently put my portfolio live and along the way embraced a lot of change and new tools and one of these changes was my recent decision to move my hosting from MediaTemple to Linode. (that’s my referral, please consider using it if this post is useful to you!)

Linode, if you’ve not heard, offer VPS hosting at varying levels, from 512mb to a staggering 20gb RAM. I won’t go into too much detail as you can find out more on their Features and Why Linode? pages.

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Prestashop Starter Theme / Boilerplate

I do a lot of work using both PrestaShop and WordPress and a big difference I find between the two is support for developers.

As it stands, Prestashop Theme developers have to hack away at the default theme each time they begin a new project. In contrast WordPress Theme developers have a choice of several starter themes available if they’d prefer to not work on TwentyEleven yet again.

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