WordPress Finally Found its Way to the .Net Landscape
If you run a website, then chances are good that you use (or have used) WordPress. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools available for posting blogs, updating websites, and even managing your e-commerce sites. Up until recently, the only real flaw with WordPress was that it wouldn’t work on the .Net framework. Fortunately, that has all changed.
The Number One Complaint about WordPress
There’s not much to complain about when it comes to WordPress. It’s easy enough to use, and it comes with a variety of add-ons that make optimization a piece of cake. It can tell you whether you’ve done a good job with search engine optimization, and it can even allow you to insert photos with just a few clicks of the mouse. There is one complaint that has been ongoing since the birth of WordPress – while it’s convenient and easy, it’s slow. It can take ages to upload multiple photos, and attempting to publish a large web page also requires some waiting. That’s why a Czech company took matters into their own hands and figured out how to run WordPress on the .Net framework.
PeachPie is the name of a Czech startup company that may have singlehandedly changed the way people will use WordPress. The program, also called PeachPie, creates PHP code that can be used on the ever-popular .Net framework. Thanks to this unique set of instructions, PeachPie can make WordPress run on .Net, too, with a few slight changes. Per the company, it should take someone who is experienced with computers about half an hour to get it up and running.
The Benefits of WordPress on .Net
Arguably, the .Net framework is the king of kings. It’s faster and simpler to use than many of the other choices, and it offers more versatility, too. In fact, the ability to run WordPress on .Net provides two very important benefits. First, it offers up an impressive performance boost, which allows users to upload, publish, and change information in a fraction of the time offered by standalone PHP. What’s more, it allows users to distribute WordPress as a binary, which excludes source files and offers up incredible customization.
Long Live Open Source
The .Net world is coming back to life – and it’s doing so in a big, big way. Microsoft allows the .Net framework to be ported to numerous other platforms, and they’ve even gone so far as to release macOS and Linux development tools that make .Net even simpler to work with. WordPress, of course, is also open source, which gives developers plenty of options for customizing it and making it into the tool that best suits their needs. Although PeachPie is credited with putting the two together, both Microsoft and WordPress should also be praised for their willingness to allow it.
Anyone can test out WordPress on the .Net framework with a simple download. Whether you use WordPress to run a huge e-commerce site or you’re a hobby blogger who just wants more user-friendly tools, you may find it beneficial. PeachPie notes that their product should not be used in production environments.