WP Tangerine is a new company on the scene and we asked them if we could do a review of their company. They provided us with a number of enthusiastic customers who we interviewed and they allowed us to inspect their website. Overall we were very impressed with the quality especially considering the low rate that was paid for the work. The websites were clean and the customers were very satisfied.
We typically only review companies that deal in alternatives to WordPress, hence our name, but it is difficult to rate alternatives without the occasional look at what we are avoiding. WordPress represents a very large headache for many small businesses due to the regular security updates, hacking attempts, and often chaotic layout. For those hoping to avoid dealing with the website after it is complete, WordPress is not a great choice as it will require regular maintenance. Despite these drawbacks WordPress remains a popular choice because it is easy to create new sites, and add normally expensive features to.
If you are going to build a WordPress site, then WP Tangerine is the way to go. They offer a very affordable maintenance package which will take these headaches off of your hands so you can focus on your work. For $97 a month you can hand the site off to a group of professionals who will regularly update your site, and keep it running smoothly.
Drupal is one of the most complete CMC solutions out there and also it is one of the oldest CMS. Drupal is comprehensive in functionality but difficult to use thus one needs good technical abilities especially in html, CSS and PHP to be able to develop a good website.
Its comprehensiveness is helpful in that it has the abilities that other CMS platforms would require many plugins installed to achieve the same functionality.
Some of the add-ons available through Drupal include blog tools, email forms, search engines and site maps. These are basic features found on most websites, though Drupal also has a good range of add-ons especially for commerce and business websites. These include shopping carts, point-of-sale systems, help desks, live chat features and inventory management. This solution also has several tools for tracking projects, managing documents and creating database reports, functions that are important for mid-sized businesses with a lot of content to manage
Drupal includes lot of functionalities like: advanced menu management, polls management, graphics modification tool, users management and much more. These functions make it possible to create simple or advanced websites, blogs, discussion boards, social networking pages, etc.
On the Drupal homepage, there’s a documentation, well developed discussion board, chat, mailing list, etc. You can find there plenty of information and help concerning management and modification of the script.
The script has several thousands of plugins available on its website. Since Drupal is an Open Source, you can use as well as create your own plugins.
USERS AND ROLES
An administrator can create new user accounts and establish their permission rights. Users can be divided into groups and can be given assignments. They can be given permissions to manage parts of your website.
Drupal is an advanced CMS system offering plenty functions, that in other scripts require installing many plugins (if they are at all available). Unfortunately it means, that any interference in the script’s code requires advanced knowledge of PHP and HTML languages as well as CSS. Luckily for those with at least basic knowledge of these languages, there’s a very good technical support. Using this script one has to be aware though, that as traffic on your website increases, there might come a time when the server administrator shuts your site down due to too heavy server load.