Msg#: 4665440 posted 7:59 am on Apr 24, 2014 (gmt 0)
We're planning a 26 language CMS platform with around 50,000 pages per language for the purposes of SEO.
An affiliate widget on a separate platform via an i-frame will appear on a sub domain which will be embedded into each page.
Realistically, what are the scalability limits on Wordpress, when is it sensible to look elsewhere for other options, and what low cost / free CMS's would you recommend to graduate to? How can I get out of this at a reasonable cost?
I have heard there are WordPress sites with millions of pages on them. WordPress.com itself comes to mind. There is no reason why WordPress wouldn't be able to support millions of pages that I'm aware of. The question isn't if the CMS will support it (it will) but rather if the hosting and delivery platform are up to the challenge.
[added]Configuration of WordPress is equally important. The further away from the default install you get, especially if your programmers aren't that up to speed with best practices, the more likely you will experience issues. And the more traffic/pages, the more visible the issues will become.[/added]