Just this morning I read an email from a technologist at a Global Fortune 500 company. Turns out that WordPress is not an approved standard for the company and work on their new project, that happens to use my Store Locator Plus product, has been put on hold. As a C-Level consultant that has provided services for a multitude of companies from small “mom and pop” type operations to international powerhouses, I can understand their trepidation but also had to put in my two-cents on why I thought WordPress should be approved as a web and mobile development platform. Here is a recap of the message I sent along:
From a c-level perspective WordPress is one of the most solid web deployment platforms there is. It is not longer just a blog nor just a CMS. In discussions with Matt on the WordPress dev channels it has become clear that he wants WordPress to be a full web/mobile application development platform. The core of WordPress will reflect that push. IMO you cannot choose a better web deployment platform when considering current and future state of the technology.
From a technology perspective the platform is being developed with sound principles behind it. A fully modular approach to avoid bloat yet be highly customizable. Open source to not create vendor lock-in. Stable with the largest worldwide development and testing team I’ve ever seen. Oracle should be envious.
I’ve provided consulting at all levels for various Fortune 500 companies, including executive level, and would have no qualms about recommending WordPress or making it an approved tool to add to the corporate tool belt.