Best CMS for Websites - CMS Comparison Wordpress Vs WEC

By Neeraj Singh | Updated: Mar 29, 2018
Striking revelations on wordpress when compared with to WEC web framework. Wordpress is not the best CMS for websites. WEC scores high in comparison to Wordpress CMS for websites and web applications. Wordpress is good for blogging beginners and WEC for scalable web applications
Wordpress vs WEC - Find the best Web CMS
Today, every business on induction requires website and the first recommendation people get on internet building a website is Wordpress. A lot of such advocates are on the internet and nearly all of them blindly suggesting Wordpress as the best CMS for a website or a startup. This is a super generalization of a website framework. There are many CMS for websites like Joomla, Magento, Drupal and WEC and all of them are good for some specific types of web applications. People generally recommend you of Wordpress without having any idea about your business or website requirement. This is true that Wordpress has a widespread user base and so is recommended, but it is not the best website CMS for you in all cases. The Best CMS for website is the one which helps you achieve your goals and long term objectives with ease. We are here considering for comparison some common performance parameters and some special requirements.

We have compared a lot of CMS on common parameters of performance and {WEC CMS:wec} is one of the best website CMS and it stood out firmly. In this article, I am going to compare WEC with Wordpress. Wordpress is well known CMS while WEC is new but scores very high over Wordpress.

Let’s try to understand - what are the most important things that we want from websites?
Most of the people will say it should have a good design, smooth navigation and it should be mobile friendly. On this point, most of the frameworks are good and scores well.

Next question big question arises – How fast is your website?
This question relates to your website performance. It also asks a question that with the evolution of your site, will the site be able to maintain its performance over a period of time. This is a tricky one to answer. It depends a lot on how back end features and front end features which affects overall web performance are optimized by the framework.

Front end optimizations are required to reduce payload (output html) which is transmitted over the wire. It is also required to reduce number of http requests send to server. It means you shall be able to reuse downloaded components. This optimization also means how you cache and use your cached data. This means how you leverage CDN networks to your advantage and many more.

HTML Output (Payload)

Wordpress driven HTML payload is not minified while WEC HTML is minified by default. That means all extra spaces and escape characters are removed from the output. It may look like the output is weird but optimized for performance. WEC outputs compact HTML code than Wordpress.

Automatic compression

WEC generates compressed and minified output all the time. The compression encoding used is either GZIP or deflate. Wordpress is dependent on the hosting server policy to be able to achieve compression. If you are on a shared hosting and compression is disabled on high server load as a policy, you will suffer badly when compression is set off by the server on high load time. But, with WEC, you will not suffer because it uses compression API in rendering process of the application itself. If GZIP is not enabled on the server, it will fall back on deflate compression encoding.

Minified and Deferred loading of JS

In WEC, all JavaScript files are compressed and loaded through a distinct JavaScript handler. Minification of JavaScript files is automatic without changing the original JS file. Whenever a JS file is referenced, it automatically creates its minified version and subsequently loads the minified version of file while compressed on the fly. In Wordpress, static JavaScript files could be compressed based on the host policy and there is no automatic minification. Wordpress does not have a default minification and compression system within the framework. It will need plugins support. Remember that the third party plugins generally deteriorates performances.

Structured CSS Unification, Compression and Minification

In WEC, CSS is structured into different folders. WEC also has a provision for a fallback CSS for each component. All the CSS of each components are further categorized in above the fold CSS and below the fold CSS. All theses CSS files are combined into two folders: ATF for above the fold CSS and BTF for below the fold CSS. These CSS files are then minified, combined and loaded by the application. Above the fold CSS are included in the output while below the fold CSS are loaded asynchronously. These CSS files in WEC framework are accessed with a cache management and CSS handler, which encodes the CSS file with GZIP or deflate compression encodings. Wordpress solely depends on host cache policy for compression and there is no structured CSS with fallback mechanism, unification or minification.

Dynamic CSS System

WEC supports dynamic CSS structure and systems which can be easily configurable. Many set of CSS are built and invoked in different sessions. The process of invocation can be static or dynamic. Wordpress has no such systems.

JS synchronization control with built in utilities

You can control JavaScript synchronization with built in utilities API which give developers the power to control how they want JS files to be rendered and utilized. Wordpress has no such APIs of utilities.

Ability to Change Home Page Dynamically

In WEC, any page can be designated as the home page at any point of time. This makes home page dynamic.

Back end optimizations are required to process the database and server operations in such a way that they perform and process faster and generate output quicker. The quicker your application generates output, it will load faster. WEC is built in such a way that, it achieves better performance with higher load and in three tier architecture (Model View Controller also known as MVC).

Back end security is maintained by preventing any attempt of SQL injections in database.

Framework Security

Security and Error management are one of the most important factors in achieving high degree of website availability. Typically http protocol is since it transmits un-encrypted data input on the network. Wordpress does not protect you transmitting plain data text. Imagine if your passwords are transmitted in base 64 encoding it can be trapped by eavesdropping, examined and you are compromised. WEC does not transmit plain data in base 64 encoded formats. It transforms critical data like your username and passwords into 128 bit RSA encryption before transmitting and this is the default action of WEC web framework. The encryption key used in encrypting data also changes in every new session. This makes WEC framework virtually unbreakable unless real physical or human mistakes are made. With WEC website framework, SSL or no SSL, you will be safe. You will need SSL support only when you really want a website with every bit of information encrypted on transmission.

Role based security

Role based security are provided by both Wordpress and WEC framework. Wordpress has only three roles that are pre defined (i.e. Author, Editor, Administrator) whereas WEC can define roles, users and set permissions for roles and users on each of the web resources like pages, modules and files. WEC has fine grained security.

Automatic Error detection and correction mechanism

Wordpress error has to be examined with web log and the log gives only an overview on type of error, url, date and time of occurrence. In addition to configuring pages for various types of errors, WEC framework intimates the developer of the detailed reason of error or exception using email communication which would be corrected before the visitors complain about it. It has auto correction mechanism for common type of errors which will be corrected automatically by the framework itself.

Remote SQL manager

A remote SQL manager has been provided to the super administrator. This remote sql manager empowers him to correct the problem arising out of any module malfunction or some critical problems of modules which is written badly and damaging the database integrity of the framework application.

User friendly and short URL

WEC and Wordpress both can generate user friendly URLs. Wordpress has two ways of creating URL – one is user friendly and the other is permalink URL. In WEC, you can control the URL in many different ways. You have the precise control on what pattern of URL you want to emit for a page. Even you can generate a very short and custom URL for a long and un-friendly URL. This makes WEC more SEO friendly in terms of URL generation and URL syndication.

301 and 302 redirection control

301 (a permanent redirect) is a very useful tool for Search Engine Optimization. It helps redirect to different page without losing much of pagerank. 301 and 302 redirection can be implemented using various ways. In WEC framework, all non www url will be automatically be 301 redirect to its www counterpart while in Wordpress, there is no such default 301 redirect mechanism. You can also configure bulk 301 redirects among source URLs and target URLs stored in a specially designated 301.csv and 302.csv files. Plugin components or modules can also initiate 301 or 302 redirect.

Easy animation of its modules / components

In WEC CMS, animations can be applied on any built in or custom components used in the website. Jeust change few setting on the selected module and the animation is applied. Applying animation in Wordpress is not as easy as in WEC CMS.

Support of page templates

Both Wordpress and WEC support page templates. WEC website themes support multiple page templates. Each page can apply one of the templates from the collection. Creating new page template in a theme and registering the template is extremely easy in WEC websites.

SEO Controls with tools

Both Wordpress and WEC has good SEO controls. While create pages, both Wordpress and WEC allow adding page title and meta descriptions to be used by search engines. WEC framework provides a mechanism to add heading text to further optimize and customize the on page SEO. It also allows to add ROBOTS meta tag values on each page and on site as a whole. On page ROBOTS meta tag overrides site wide setting of ROBOTS tag. WEC framework also comes with a tool called TOAST to verify the page correctness and keyword density for a better SEO result.

Link Encoding & Decoding control

To stop link juice transfer, the WEC framework provides an API to encode a URL and add JavaScript function to decode the URL and make a call.

Easy Google APIs integration

Google API or any JavaScript APIs can be integrated with Wordpress and WEC framework easily. In both frameworks, there are components like Google Map which the integration even easier.

Social media sharing control

WEC framework has a built in social media sharing component. What a developer need is to just place it wherever he wants in a page.

SUMMARY

In a nutshell, selecting the best CMS for website is function of your need and expectations. Not a single CMS can fit all the scenarios. Most of the freely available website frameworks are however generate bloated output. Since creating a new framework from scratch is a complex, time consuming and talent exhausting task, we try to figure out a framework that works best in a given set of requirements. Do not follow any recommendations blindly since any CMS framework can build a website for you but it may not be best suited for your purpose. The result of this discussion was that WEC CMS framework is a good option when compared to Wordpress.

References of websites available on WEC are: The Slip Post, Wexcore Solutions, Webace Design Services

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