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WordPress Is More Widely Used and Better Supported

DotNetNuke is a closed source content management system owned by DNN Corp and although currently the foundation of more than 600,000 websites worldwide, this is a small number when considering the millions of users who opt for WordPress based websites. When comparing the main features of the two platforms it is easy to see why moving to WordPress is beneficial.

Although you will be able to build your website using HTML code, plugins, and pre-made templates when making use of DotNetNuke, WordPress offers so much more. With open source templates, widgets, audio, and a post review feature, this CMS gives you increased functionality at a fraction of the cost.

This is even more appealing when considering that even though DNN’s software is easy enough to use, it still requires a degree of HTML knowledge to manage the website. WordPress, on the other hand, is by design simple to use and just about anyone can efficiently manage a site on the platform.

So, if you find that your existing DotNetNuke content management system is not providing you with the support, functionality, or features that your business needs, it may be time to migrate.

Extensive Support

Recent years have seen a significant increase in the use of WordPress as a content management system. This is mainly because of the fact that this open source platform attracts developers that continually build upon and improve the platform framework. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for DotNetNuke.

A decline in the DNN community has led to fewer developers working on functionality and providing patches and updates for the platform. This poses several risks for those who use the CMS as lengthy periods between receiving these often critical fixes may result in security vulnerability or even affect website performance.

Furthermore, if you encounter any errors or lack of DNN functionality then you may have to research a solution yourself. This is because future DNN modules may not be supported as an increasing number of developers are moving to open source platforms which are not proprietary.

An SEO-friendly CMS

When it comes to search engine optimization, the various WordPress plugins like Yoast, All-in-One SEO, SEOPressor etc. that can be integrated with your website make optimization simple. With the right tools, even people who aren’t familiar with the fundamentals associated with promoting online visibility and ranking on search engines will find SEO simpler to manage.

In addition to user-friendly plugins, most of the platform’s default settings are already configured to work well with search engines. This means that there will be no extra coding required from your side when getting your site to rank on Google.

However, making use of DNN can be a bit trickier if you are not experienced with basic coding. When optimizing your site, only after undergoing training on the framework will you be able to edit features. Not only that, troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance on the DNN framework will possibly set you back a few days due to the complex processes involved.

Customizable For Improved Usability and Design

WordPress is constantly being updated through a motivated developer community. This means if you are missing specific functionality or wish to extend your website, with more than 31,000 free plugins to choose from, you will find something suitable. In contrast, DNN offers 1,000 modules that can only be accessed by purchasing them.

When it comes to web design, chances are that your DNN skin does not reflect the current best practices. This is because most of the DNN skin coding has not been updated regularly over the last 10 years.  However, this is where WordPress excels, making it the perfect CMS to help you redesign your look.

When migrating your DNN website design, you can either copy the current design over to WordPress or custom design a completely new theme. Alternatively, you also have the option of purchasing and then customizing an existing theme.

For further design and format improvements, using the WordPress CMS allows you to easily customize how content is organized on each page. Conversely, there’s less flexibility on the DNN framework as the pre-made template and complex coding make it harder to customize.

WordHerd Customers

A few companies we've migrated websites for


"WordHerd did an amazing job with our CMS migration to Wordpress. They over-delivered on our expectations and handled the process end to end, on time, and on budget. The team is fantastic to work with. They had the experience and depth of knowledge to handle our large scale project, which was built on an out of date, clunky CMS. And they migrated it to Wordpress without any issues. Their communication was excellent. Their documentation was excellent. Their work was excellent. We have benefited greatly from the success of this project WordHerd handled, and I'm very grateful for that. I would highly recommend WordHerd for any development project."

Senior Web Developer at
DNN to WordPress

"Great solution for converting HubSpot pages to WordPress pages - efficient and inexpensive. The team was easy to work with - anticipated design options and recommended best practices. Also, very good on communicating status and deliverables. Would work with them again!"

Chief Marketing Officer at NuAge Experts
HubSpot to WordPress

“We were moving a website from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress and WordHerd did the content migration for us. It was an excellent job and saved us a lot of aggravation and time. Well done!“

Alan Tomkins
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"I highly recommend WordHerd. They are knowledgeable, responsive and completed my project in a timely manner. Kris was extremely helpful and was always available to answer questions/concerns and made the process very seamless. Let these guys do the heavy lifting for you."

Lee Miles
Custom CMS to WordPress

"We needed to migrate our library region's website after our current provider unexpectedly stopped doing business. WordHerd took over and migrated our existing website, including creating a new start page. They are easy to work with and they are very responsive."

Kristi Hanson
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"Very happy with the Umbraco to WordPress migration done by WordHerd, a fairly priced and smooth service that allows us an agency to focus on higher value tasks, out sourcing this to WordHerd was definitely a good call"

Bill Roberts
Umbraco to WordPress

"As brands begin the complex process of migrating their sites off Adobe Business Catalyst in the wake of the end of development announcement, having a partner in WordHerd with extensive experience transferring business sites from Business Catalyst to WordPress can be absolutely instrumental to success. WP Engine's WordPress digital experience platform coupled with WordHerd's expertise will prove an unbeatable combination as companies re-imagine their favorite Business Catalyst features on WordPress."

VP of Strategic Alliances WP Engine

"My challenge was to migrate a web site (at least the data and a basic design) from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress. WordHerd was able to migrate over 2,400 media files, 128 image galleries, and 171 pages, maintaining all of the interrelationships among the content items. This was a website that consisted of several WebApps and complex links between the various assets. WordHerd was able to migrate the site and keep all of the data relationships intact -- all in about two weeks time! Amazing work that exceeded expectations!"

Principal Consultant - NetPro Consulting, LLC
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"WordHerd provided a smooth and hassle free migration process for our blog. Excellent customer service and an overall excellent experience."

Digital Marketing Specialist – PLS Logistics Services
Hubspot to WordPress

"They helped us out with not only one, but two website migrations and redesigns. The jump from DNN to WordPress was long overdue and they got it done without a hiccup."

Marketing Specialist – NECC Marketing
DNN to WordPress

Ready To Migrate?

Not only is WordPress more affordable than DotNetNuke, but it also offers more features, updates, and patches. Through regular upkeep by a team of devoted developers, WordPress ensures best practices when it comes to web design and allows you to effortlessly implement SEO on all your web pages.
With benefits like these, it is easy to see why WordPress is the preferred CMS for most online businesses. During the migration process, we will constantly keep you in the loop through detailed reports that will showcase your progress. Additionally, after every migration, we manually evaluate all migrated content, images, and assets to ensure quality and functionality.