Every single day we encounter more organizations from small to big who are asking the same questions over and over and over again.
Many of us, who build other people’s sites for a living, probably have rote and canned responses to many of these questions, which isn’t bad as most of those canned messages will do just fine, but on occasion you have to add a bit more context and flavor to make it just right.
But we don’t often hear from some of the larger sites and get an inside look into what they were thinking about as they went through their research and discovery process – such an example I read the other day was Kaiser Family Foundation and their big change and refresh via WordPress VIP: They brought over 20 years of data in their migration and update and you can imagine it was a helluva job.
You can read the whole interview and process via VIP’s blog here but what stood out the most was this short and quick overview deck that they created that also captured some thoughts about whether or not Drupal was going to be a solution.
Why We Really Choose WordPress
1. Kff.org is a deep, complex site. Why not Drupal?
- Alley Interactive first pitched Drupal.
- Concerns about ease-of-use and costly and labor-intensive upgrading.
2. WordPress’ intuitive backend.
3. Beginning to see other enterprise-wide sites developed on WordPress
4. Ability to use plugins: Slideshare and Verite.
5 Open source environment would allow us freedom to develop new features quickly and at a low-cost.
See the full presentation here:
I thought this was neat that they thought it through well and then eventually landed on WP. Well done guys.
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