Do you remember the retro video game “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out”? It was that addictive little game you would spend hours wasting on before you realize that all you’re doing is fighting boxers who are five times bigger than you are only to get closer to Mike Tyson. What happens next? Mike knocks you out in about 3 seconds.
After dealing with Drupal Gardens, we would say this for the video game victims: prior to being knocked out, see what else you could spend your time on.
From the breadth of effort, floods of qualified (and unqualified) posted content, the price point (ranging from a few bucks a month to thousands up front) spent for Drupal Gardens and its hosting, many website owners are often scared to make the leap into a new CMS.
However, here’s the fact: on 1 August 2016, Acquia will stop supporting Drupal Gardens. Now, you most probably would think about which CMS would be best to move to?
From the perspective of our experience, we can claim that
#1 Create Your Theme in 40 Seconds. Yourself.
The Problem: you have a great website and want to add a blog or news section to increase your traffic and engage with your visitors, but there are no blog themes that match your site! Your blog looks like completely different to your main website, confusing visitors and making you look unprofessional.
Even if you have the skills to develop website themes yourself, Drupal Gardens does not provide you such a chance.
#2 Clone Pinterest Theme to Your WordPress Website.
Want to clone a theme that gives you the same look and
– log in via Facebook or Twitter;
– create boards;
– like and repin other pins;
– upload their pins from the web or their computer;
– follow boards and other users.
#3 Run a Job Board Inside WordPress.
WordPress CMS can be used in even the strangest of ways, and we’ve done some of the hard work for finding one more aspect to surprise you. Whether you’re a web developer, entrepreneur, recruitment agency, or simply put, a blogger, you can use WordPress as a job board. Our favorite related tool is WPJobBoard. This soft is great for its lengthy list of features and a smart effect.
#4 From Mobile-Unfriendly to Best Friends with Cells.
We bet you started your day with mobile news when having breakfast. That’s what the visitors of your website like to do too. And just like you, they only enjoy visiting websites that look good on various devices.
In fact, mobile friendliness can not only leave a positive impression on the website users, but it can also help you win clients if you do e-Commerce.
WordPress offers mobile responsiveness as a default and provides tons of e-Commerce plugins that can help you build a robust web store. As to Drupal Gardens, it falls behind on both.
#5 Publish Content from WordPress to Facebook. Automatically.
Even with the sweetest design, the best
Want to take advantage of Facebook’s audience but don’t want to spend extra time on posting and reposting the same content across multiple websites? Sharepress is made up to solve the issue.
Just focus on your cranking out more quality content for your blog, the plugin and WordPress will do the rest.