For a long time, the developers’ community acted as purists with respect to Web Apps Development. There was a strong belief that custom coding from scratch could be the only option. However, after many Open Source platforms providing faster mechanisms, the developers have adopted new methods. And, WordPress is one of the market leaders due wide range of WordPress plugins.
Supposing, you require an airline company and wish to build a self-service app. Probably a couple of years ago, you would have required custom development from scratch. The major task is to provide set of dynamic bridges between the website backend and the CRM. Developing a similar Web App using WordPress would certainly save time in development efforts.
However, the larger advantage is how easy it makes to provide additional features. WordPress plugins for customer portals and service portals could connect your site with your CRM instantly. Moreover, it also enables you to use single CRM license for your entire customer base as a user.
The world of websites and web development as a whole has a lot to thank WordPress for. At present, WordPress alone powers 29% of the Internet. Moreover, the market share of the WordPress CMS alone is over 60%. What makes us love WordPress so much? Ease of use, the Open Source Community, the beauty of the platform, the blog, so on.
If we unfold the mystery, and go down to the micro level, the answer could be WordPress Plugins. The availability of the WordPress Plugins for diverse use-cases is parallel to none. With plugin library of over 35000 and over 800M downloads, WordPress is truly the king of the CMS!
The Evolved WordPress Sites
WordPress alone powers over 80% of world’s most popular websites. To continue doing so, WordPress as a platform and along with that the WordPress plugins must evolve. Not too long ago, the developer community encountered rumors(?) of insecure WordPress sites. For a long time, we believed that WordPress sites cannot handle the large volumes of traffic.
At present, WordPress powers heavy traffic media sites and performance driven ecommerce sites. The robust use cases within the WordPress framework are possible due to the wide plugin library. Further, WordPress rolled out yet another Security & Maintenance Release with the version 4.9.1. Post version 4.0, WordPress addressed most vulnerabilities. And extensive plugins ensured scalability.
The Next Question?
Majority of the small to medium enterprises are empowering themselves with CRM applications. Integrations of a website built on any platform with a CRM could be a tricky business. However, it is an essential integration as it automates several business processes for your business. WordPress and the Web 3.0 provides just the perfect platform to build robust web applications.
WordPress Plugins Are Not Vulnerable!
It is not a question. Not anymore! There are many aspects that makes a WordPress site vulnerable and plugins are not just the reason. Sure, not a logical one…
Based on the facts shared in the beginning of this post, it is obvious that hackers would target WordPress sites. It is a volume game. Finding a weak spot in WordPress core would affect higher number of sites than to do so in any other platform. And, so does the impact for WordPress plugins. As a site owner, you would want more secure options for your site.
However, the increasing penetration of WordPress into the top tier of brands demands higher security for WordPress plugins. And, in the past few years, the developers have worked towards ensuring so. Additionally, the past few years also portray that there is no such thing as safe website in literal sense. It is all about the best you can do to safeguard your website. And, how effective your backup & prevention tools are.
From Bloomberg to Wall Street Journal Blog, there are many leading media sites powered by WordPress. And Media remains the domain to own the higher traffic per site across any region. The world of WordPress plugins is vast and capable to build an ecommerce store to sustain high performance.
Understand the challenges and ensure security measures. Enjoy development using WordPress plugins, after all, they deserve the due credit for making the internet so beautiful and fun to interact with.
Maulik Shah is the Founder and CEO of AppJetty, a fast growing software add-on store selling extensions and plugins for various technologies, including Odoo themes and odoo apps Magento 1 extensions and Magento 2 extensions and WordPress plugins. Maulik is a tech enthusiast and writes about the various aspects of ecommerce technology.
Submitted On December 19, 2017