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Best suited for large organizations where everyone knows how to deal with Java in an increasingly Java unfriendly world. Said organization should be willing to pay a huge price for a piece of dinosaur technology
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WordPress VIP really changed the game when it comes to WordPress CMS and Content Management. A one-stop shop for all our client's business needs. We are focusing on Content Management instead of technicalities. The big advantage is the security features covering all recent vulnerabilities that any WordPress developer/user wastes lots of precious time fixing/updating. Performance-wise, WordPress VIP is definitely up there. We’ve been doing lots of optimization work over the last few years. Every client wants to score 100. With WordPress VIP we decreased the time spent on optimization significantly and now feel confident with taking more performance optimisation work than we did before. Lastly, maybe the most important for every business is the support quality. WordPress VIP runs a superb support team with phenomenal knowledge and expertise. Quick to respond and solves issues here and now. It is definitely recommended.
Read full review Pros Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security Highly scalable Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc.. Read full review Security - class leading security, ensuring sites are protected and operate hassle free Scalability - provide patches and updates first before the market place Reliability - up to 99.9% up time, with a fantastic track record Performance - hitting the high notes for Core Web Vitals and ensuring WordPress is operating at its peak performance Read full review Cons One word: JAVA! We don't live in the 1990's anymore! An AJAX/DHTML environment seems a long time coming. Horrible end-user experience, learning curve. Our end users' inability to easily use the archaic, Java-based interface, means they send the web developer their content requests. This creates a huge bottleneck and completely defeats the purpose of a CMS. Image mangement and integration with content is aweful and time consuming. An image processing tool called ImedImage was developed for Percussion at one point, and left completely stagnant with very little support. Implementation is extremely complicated, given the complexity of the system. Sure, scalability is a good thing, but there is very little out-of-the box function. Don't expect to implement a site as quickly as with other CMS platforms. Read full review There aren't any smaller hosting packages for organizations with lower budgets Plug-in updates through the repo can be somewhat tedious Timezone issues with support can happen occasionally Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Most clients never even consider moving to another platform once they are set up on WordPress VIP.
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There is documentation for everything you might need.
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The people who work for WordPress VIP clearly are passionate about representing the organisation. Therefore when support is required, they do go above and beyond what you may expect in terms of overall support. They take security very seriously, and due to the nature of VIP, it's rarely a concern for the end-user, if at all.
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No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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Our team manages 4 different brands' websites and before WordPress VIP we were using multiple different hosts including
and AWS. These were convoluted and didn't offer the enterprise features for our organization that WP VIP was capable of. We also considered
, but they were not Wordpress-centric enough for the direction we were going.
Read full review Return on Investment We are locked into Percussion CMS simply due to the expense and complexity of migrating to another solution (and the lack of time and budget to do so). I long for the day when I am no longer required to support Percussion CMS, to say the least. Read full review Working as a WordPress VIP gold partner has helped our business grow from 12 staff to 28 staff in 2 years. They have brought many projects to the table that are always the right ones for us and they really understand our goals as a business. Read full review ScreenShots —