The Pros and Cons of Using WordPress as Your Website’s CMS
WordPress has always been like a weird kid in the neighborhood. Everyone knows about it. Not many people can imagine blogging without it. But at the same time, almost all web developers frown on it and get excited about it.
I remember trying to use WordPress first. At the time, it was still in a 2X version (around 2007) and far from being the best known. However, changes have taken place since then, and now WordPress has become the most popular CMS engine in the world, with over 25% of websites hosted and almost 60% of marketing shared from CMS platforms. It was a very, very big accomplishment for something terrible not so long ago.
So how is WordPress doing in the world? Although that is not enough, I think WordPress is a good product with a better community. Here are my thoughts on other companies and why we chose WordPress as our CMS platform.
Here are my thoughts on other companies and why we chose WordPress as our CMS platform. Let’s start with the experts.
The 5 Most Important Tips For Using/Providing WordPress
1. Many of You are Already Familiar With WordPress.
And usually use the previous admin panel. This is a great advantage in providing WordPress development services to consumers who are unfamiliar with the technology. They think it’s safer to hear familiar names, and often we don’t need to be trained to use them. And for most of the small tasks, there are no drawbacks like poor performance, etc.
2. It is a Good Value.
When someone asks for a simple page, you usually don’t have to work hard. In such cases, using WordPress is not difficult. Instead of setting up basic functionality and managing content, we immediately identified the key and started building content management in WordPress itself.
WordPress is difficult by default because it doesn’t perform well. But for modern business pages or blogs, you can easily create a cache process at the top of the log and continue. No need to overthink.
4. There are Tons of Plugins That Can Add Almost any Functionality You Need.
The WordPress community is active, and it’s hard to find features that some plugins or the like can’t add to your site. Some are free, some are not, but it is easier to pick the design upfront and fight back than to force the door in most cases.
5. The WordPress Team Works Hard To Provide Regular Updates and Security Fixes.
This is especially important as the automated scripts scan pages for malfunctions. The only thing to keep in mind is that you are likely to avoid problems with the engine’s smooth running and keep your site up to date. However, it is automated for some applications, although minor updates can be used.
5 Most Significant Problems With WordPress Today
1. Not Developer Friendly.
Since it was first developed, it hasn’t been easy to create a good versioning or code management system. For example, it is only the content version, but it is challenging. The project repository should contain all of your code rights. When creating a theme requiring a plugin, this plugin must be in the repository with this version (at least at composer.json).
2. Low Performance.
I know the section above is correct, but it counts as an entire cacheable space. This is not an option for pages like WooCommerce checkout. There is a lot you can do about it, but there is only so much you can do. If you have hard, non-cached space, this could be an issue that your server room can handle without any significant power consumption.
3. The Quality of The Plugin.
As often, quantity does not necessarily equate to quality. Some plugins do just about everything, but you have to be very careful with the quality of these plugins designed and maintained. This is a security risk that cannot be ignored.
4. How WordPress Stores Database.
Anyone can guess why the hell someone decides it’s a good idea to keep the website in the database. Additionally, keeping multiple configurations in the database makes migrating from one environment to another more difficult than expected.
5. Web developers consider WordPress low-tech, making it challenging to find the right tools to work with.
Pros and Cons of WordPress – The End
WordPress is awesome. It’s a good product with a lot of flexibility in a little packaging, despite its drawbacks.
Let me know if you have any questions or learn more about the day-to-day use of WordPress.