Adobe Muse vs WordPress
Last updated: April 17, 2016
Adobe Muse is a website builder that allows designers to create fixed, fluid, and adaptive websites without having to write any code. Muse generates static websites giving users the freedom to host their sites with any hosting provider.
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.
Adobe Muse vs WordPress in our news:
2016 - WordPress.com turned on HTTPS encryption for all sites. Beware Zoho Sites
WordPress.com is adding HTTPS support for all of its sites without having to do anything. Each website now has an SSL certificate and will display a green lock in your address back. The nice side effect to the enhanced security is that Google tends to favor websites that support HTTPS over HTTP-only website. So your WordPress.com website should rank higher in Google search results.
2015 - WordPress.com goes Open Source and gets a desktop app - a new advantage over Jimdo
2015 - WordPress acquired e-commerce plugin WooCommerce
Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has acquired WooCommerce which develops the popular e-commerce WordPress plugin. It lets site owners turn their self-hosted WordPress website into a bonafide online store. WooCommerce is huge when it comes to the online store space, powering at least 650,000 online stores. WooCommerce is easy to use — especially in the realm of ecommerce solutions — but it still requires some hand-holding during the setup process. Easy-to-build shopping solutions is increasingly a selling point for web solutions. WordPress.com competitors such as Squarespace have storefront modules and there are also hosted solutions from companies such as Shopify, Big Cartel and Bigcommerce.
2014 - WordPress, Squarespace offer website CMS for Google Apps customers
Website CMS providers WordPress and Squarespace have joined the Google for Work Partner Program to give users access to two of what are arguably the most agile small business content management systems (CMS) on the market. Google for Work already offers website building services Wix, Weebly and Bluehost. The core services of the Google for Work include: Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites, Admin and Vault. By integrating with Squarespace and WordPress, they also get easy-to-use content management, effectively dealing with most daily needs. Integration with the products from either company is relatively easy too with APIs that enables them build Google Apps into their interfaces.
2014 - Microsoft makes scaling WordPress on Azure easier to strike back at dotCMS
Wordpress is one of the most popular web content management systems for the Enterprise, but not the easiest to scale up for high-traffic sites. With Azure Websites, Microsoft has been offering the ability to easily set up a WordPress site for a while now, but starting today, it is offering a far more scalable solution. Azure users can now head to Azure’s App Gallery and spin up a version of what Microsoft calls “Scalable WordPress.” With just a few clicks, this will set up Azure Storage for storing all media assets and give users access to a curated set of WordPress plug-ins that are optimized for performance. Unlike the standard WordPress installs on Azure, this will also use a higher-end (and pricier) MySQL database. Recently a number of services like WP Engine and Pantheon unveiled specialized Wordpress hosting services. Unlike Azure, however, these platforms offer a completely managed service. Still, Microsoft surely hopes that it can capture business from at least a few companies that are able and willing to run their own WordPress installs by making it easier to set up a scalable version on its platform.
2014 - Adobe Muse simplified professional website creation
Muse is the new kid on the block when it comes to the tools in Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite. It makes web design simple enough for those who aren’t professional graphic designers or developers to do it has been questionable. It has been around for less than two years, but Adobe has iterated major revisions roughly every three months - making significant strides in features and performance over a relatively short period of time. There are plenty of other Web design platforms out there. One that comes to mind immediately is Weebly. The primary difference is that you can use Weebly for free, while Adobe Muse is only available as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. To be fair to Muse, though, there are fees associated with Weebly for more advanced sites that include multimedia elements or integrate e-commerce capabilities.
2013 - Adobe updates Muse to take on WordPress
Adobe announced a welcome update for its website design application Muse, which is available as a standalone for non-Creative Cloud subscribers for $14.99 a month in a yearly plan, or $24.99 month to month. The update adds the ability to publish your site to a subdirectory on either your FTP server or Business Catalyst, for easier site management. Creative Cloud subscribers get to host five sites on Catalyst, while purchasers of standalone Muse get one site. Finally, the Muse team has improved performance of sites built using the tool, as well as ensuring compatibility with all commonly used Web browsers, taking advantage of newer techniques like CSS3 when it's available. So we may assume that Adobe Muse is now more functional than WordPress
2011 - Adobe launched website building tool Muse. May replace Dreamweaver