As mentioned above, WordPress is undoubtedly more popular than Umbraco but the reason for this is nothing to do with performance, instead it’s simply to do with exposure. As a blogging platform WordPress began to be utilised as a CMS, but due to this shoehorning of its functionality it has become very vulnerable to hackers. The vast majority of its users have no background in development, which is a great selling point for WordPress, however, this is part of what leaves their sites open to attacks!
Not only are security attacks an issue but due to the non-technical nature of most of its users, they install free, poorly supported plugins onto their website one after another. Now, on the surface, these plugins are appealing because they allow them to have contact forms, create pricing tables, improve SEO, build up subscriber lists and create media galleries all for the cost of, well, nothing. In reality, though, these free plugins are not only going to break your WordPress website but they are also going to slow it down and possibly hinder your place in search rankings. Furthermore, if you update WordPress when they release security patches chances are your plugins will stop working as being free they will be poorly supported, thus rendering your website unusable.
Whereas Umbraco was built as a content management system.
This is probably the most important take-home from this article. :-)
Not only that but Umbraco powers some of the world's biggest brands and fortune 500 companies, including Heinz, Carlsberg, Microsoft, Warner Brothers... (we could go on!). It’s pretty good company to be in, knowing your website will be as secure as some of these global powerhouses. One of the typical downsides (traditionally) with Umbraco though is the learning curve of going from installing the CMS to getting your website launched and for the most part you’ll need to seek assistance from a professional developer or consultant. Well, that is where Tiron Graphics comes in!