Top 7 reasons to use Kentico rather than Wordpress

Dec 24, 2014

Kentico content management system vs Wordpress


WordPress is the most popular CMS on the market powering more than half of all content managed websites and Kentico is an established .NET based enterprise content management system with just a fraction of WordPress’s market. (Kentico runs 25,000 websites).  That’s ok with us. We’ve built many a site with WordPress but keep coming back to Kentico for variety of reasons. Here are just the top 7. Ultimately the biggest reason to go with Kentico is our clients love it! We’ve never had a client leave Kentico for another platform in the 5 years we’ve been working with it.

  1. It’s one cohesive CMS solution to learn and maintain. Because Kentico comes feature rich out of the box there is rarely a need to rely on 3rd party modules. Not relying on 3rd party modules means not having to learn how to use other systems and a lot less hassle when it comes time to update to a newer version. WordPress depends on the developer network to produce plugins to fill in the functionality gaps it has compared to Kentico.    
  2. Easer to customize: Kentico is designed to make customization easy. Rich complex sites actually take less time to build in Kentico than they would in WordPress.
  3. Secure: Kentico is inherently more secure than WordPress. WordPress sites often have security exploits that require additional plugins; Kentico sites are secure right out of the box.
  4. Not Just a Blog: Kentico was created as an all-in-one solution; WordPress was not. WordPress wasn’t built to accommodate multiple editors working with lots of content. Because Kentico was built with complex versatile websites in mind.
  5. Easier for Editors: Kentico offers an easier content editing dashboard for CMS users. WordPress sites with plenty of functionality become increasingly difficult to edit. An editor often has to go through numerous processes to make what should be a simple edit. With Kentico, the editing experience follows the same process for the CMS user, regardless of the size or complexity of the site. You’ll always visit the same parts of the administrative area to create new documents, and they’ll all be edited the same way.
  6. Media management: Kentico makes it easier to manage media such as photos, videos and PDF files. Kentico features a built-in media library with an organized folder structure, whereas WordPress lumps your files into month and year folders by default. Updating images that were uploaded more than a month ago in WordPress requires an FTP program. 
  7. Fast: Kentico sites are designed to load more quickly than WordPress sites. Kentico’s advanced caching functionality and minimal code loading mean the pages load faster. WordPress doesn’t support caching without implementing external plugins, and page loading speed often degrades with the installation of each 3rd party plugin.


Not convinced, give us a call and we can schedule a no obligation demo or visit Kentico.com to learn more about what it has to offer and why its running 25,000 websites worldwide.
Agree or disagree: let us know what you think in the comments below. 


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Bill Tran
Brenda, Kentico right out of the box is a better solution. Its a super scalable enterprise cms so it designed for large sites. As a development studio we like it because it ultimately customizable so we aren't restricted to what we can do
2016-07-14 10:28:02 PM
Brenda Johnson
This article was written in 2014. Anything you would add today? I have a potential new global B to B client who is looking to migrate from WP to Kentico. 100k product SKUs. Would love input.
2016-05-03 2:09:01 PM
Wajd Haikal
Yes you are right, Kentico a a very solid CMS and its .NET API allows development of complex requirements easily.
2015-06-30 7:58:01 PM
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