Why move from WordPress?

A Step Up In Performance

A large part of our work involves benchmarking existing websites for speed and SEO capabilities and suggesting ways of improvement. The most frequent type of website we encounter is a WordPress site. Not surprising, as over a third of the world's websites are built on this platform. In fact some members of our team are WordPress experts and have spent many years building them. So we know WordPress inside out!

We found that trying to improve performance of a WordPress site takes up more time than the build. Adding plugins and using themes that get abandonded is always an issue. So, from the outset, as a WordPress site is being built, 'bloat code' is inherent, this means that further work is required to identify and remove this code that slows down the complete site. Overall, it is just making the best of a bad job. The work involved in improving the speed of a WordPress site with yet more plugins becomes self defeating, the more plugins the greater the chances of a clash or crash. This is not productive use of anyones time.

Our Approach

So we have taken a different approach, and researched extensively to find a better way of doing things. We like CMS's and currently use Netlify CMS. In order to hit the performance nail straight on the head we build static sites using html, css and javascript React. This means we are not chasing our tails trying to improve performance. It is already built in, from the start, although we go the extra mile and carefully engineer our code to ensure there is nothing to slow things down.

We Do Not Reinvent the Wheel

Many of our customer's WordPress sites are very presentable and well designed, so we would not suggest a re-design if it is not necessary. We can take an existing theme or design and re-create it in streamlined code that eliminates bloat, runs efficiently with perfect precision.

Functionality

Using API's we can add any form of functionality that you require.