Alba vs The Rest

Quick Comparison

Development Speed Content Editing Content / Layout Creation (client) Functionality Changes SEO: Speed SEO: Editing Security
Alba ★★★★★ ★★★★ ★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★
Static ★★★ ★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Wordpress ★★ ★★★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★
Wordpress + DIVI ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★
Joomla ★★★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★ ★★


We make no claims to be more secure than any of the other platforms available. Our simplicity lets us identify and rectify potential issues faster, but we do not believe that simply because we are not on anybody's radar or have as many users as other platforms that we are inherently more secure - security by obscurity is not good practice.

We adopt industry best practices for database security and password storage security and constantly monitor our systems to make sure we stay on top of the ever-changing security landscape.

Alba vs Wordpress

WordPress is the most popular CMS on the planet - and with many good reasons.

It has thousands of plugins available to perform almost any function imaginable - but you are at the mercy of those plugin developers. If they decide to stop development, you may have to find an alternative or try and fix what they left behind. We hand craft your functionality for Alba so it meets your requirements exactly, and will support it for as long as you need us to.

To achieve everything that Alba delivers out of the box, you will need several if not dozens of plugins for SEO, accessibility, caching, event content creation. With Alba, plugins are for things that should't already just be there.

We are faster than wordpress, but with the right plugins Wordpress can compete - but why should that need several plugins?

In Wordpress' favor - support can be found anywhere - the majority of web developers will be at least passingly familiar with Wordpress, and while we have done our best to keep our platform as simple as possible, their will be some learning required for any developer.

Alba vs Joomla

Joomla was our CMS of choice for the last decade - it was faster to develop for than Wordpress and provided vastly more features for multi-lingual sites and complex user requirements.

In recent years however, Joomla adoption has slowed dramatically, and with a difficult site-breaking upgrade from version 3 to version 4 looming, many developers are turning to Wordpress or other platforms to suit their needs - including us.


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