WordPress: Pros and Cons

According to different research, WordPress has become the most popular CMS in the world. But despite this, some still have doubts about whether choose it for website development or not. Because of it, we have decided to cast light on WordPress's pros and cons. First of all, let's talk about the pros of WordPress.

Open-source

Open-source

It is known that WordPress is an open-source technology. That means that any developer can modernize, improve and change the code to its needs and desires. Such an approach brings multi-functionality and flexibility to all who want to create something unique and custom. Moreover, using WordPress you can create universal sites and extend their functions by the means of plugins to achieve your goals. 

WordPress as an open-source technology allows experimenting, creating new and unforgettable things that will be a perfect match to your business and help to grow and scale it. 

Easiness for beginners

Easiness for beginners

When we are talking about WordPress’s pros and cons one of the main advantages is easiness. This technology is pretty clear for beginners to understand and start working with. It appears rather easy to install it and make the first steps. 

Furthermore, the learning curve is not steep and you’ll be able to get the basics fast and start doing something. In addition to that, the WordPress community is strong and widespread, so you won’t have trouble when you need some help or a piece of advice. 

WordPress is rather simple to master, especially for those, who have a clue in HTML, CSS, JS, and PHP. 

For simple folks, WP has a nice and clear navigation panel with all the instruments. The functionality is simple and intuitively understandable. In that way, you will never get lost and be able to manage the content effectively. 

Simple administration

As we have mentioned before, WordPress has a convenient panel with all the instruments that might help you to manage the content. In addition to that, they are quite simple to understand and use even for a complete newbie or people non-initiated in programming stuff.

Moreover, it has an easy dashboard with all the necessary user information on a website that is aimed to help in managing the content correctly.

All in all, managing and handling a website, built with WordPress is a real pleasure either for regular users or developers.

Easy adjusted SEO

Easy adjusted SEO

It is not a secret that WordPress is one of the best technologies for SEO optimization. This technology is written in high-quality code with semantic markup and that makes WP the favorite of Google and other searching systems. Furthermore, WordPress has well-optimized themes, templates, and designs that also have a positive impact on SEO. 

In addition to all of that, you can enhance SEO on your website by the means of SEO plugins like Yoast SEO and so on. They are quite easy to understand, and even the full beginner can handle their adjustment and get the first results.

Stability

Stability

What is amazing about WordPress is its stability. It is developing and empowering step by step each day because of multiple updates and programs that enhance and extend the target purpose and functionality of WP. WP is about to stay in the web development market for a long time and contributing to its development and stability is an important business. The developers of WordPress and its fans understand that, so they try to provide high-quality code to hold and expand WP’s positions in the market.

People like stability, for it, provide confidence in work and removes the fear that something can go wrong. Understanding that, the WP developers made WordPress one of the most stable technologies to provide the max comfort to users and other developers.

Extended functionality

Extended functionality

At first, WordPress was designed as a simple technology for creating one-page blogs. But, because of its open source, developers have seen the possibility to open new horizons and possibilities by extending it with the means of plugins. Now WordPress is a multipurpose technology where you can create any type of website that you might wish. Also, if you want to add some more functions and features, you can easily install extensions or plugins and get all the necessary functionality. 

There is a great variety of plugins out there that were created for different purposes but with one in common – to make your website better and more effective. 

To be honest, plugins were created not only to extend functionality but and provide cost-effectiveness. Nobody wants to pay for several clicks of programmers, so most plugins are created to be very easy for everybody to understand how to use them. 

As you can see, there is everything for you to start using WP as the main weapon on the market, and have no doubt, the game is worth candles.

Visual editor

Visual editor

The developers of WordPress wanted to create something that would be comfortable to use not only for developers but for regular users as well. They were understanding that usually people have no knowledge of programming, so they created a simple comprehending editor – Gutenberg. This editor looks much easier, so everyone who has dealt with Microsoft Word or Google Docs will be able to understand how to control and manage the content inside a website. 

In that way, it removed a lot of headaches for regular users because they started understanding how things work and didn’t need to pay some extra money to change some part of the content on the website.

 

Now let’s draw your attention to the drawbacks.

Security

Security

As we have mentioned before, WordPress is an open-source technology, and because of it developers sometimes don’t think about proper security measures while developing something. 

That, in turn, makes the system vulnerable to a different attack. Taking into account the popularity of WP, such attacks will definitely arise and that pushes a lot of website owners to use additional plugins that might protect their website. 

Speed and high server load

Speed and high server load

Using WordPress allows you to create any kind of website, depending on your imagination and wishes. And this is great. But along with it, you have to use additional plugins and add-ons to get the features and functions that ensure that your website is doing exactly what it was designed to. 

server load

The usage of multiple plugins slows down the speed of a website and creates an additional server load. Moreover, the basic WP for beginners has a low speed from the very beginning. So to have to think over and solve the riddle to optimize and speed up your website. 

Customization

Customization

In case you want to create something truly unique the basic functionality of WordPress won’t help you. Unfortunately, the basic functions of WP are rather scanty and don’t allow for creating something truly custom. For this, you have to find and hire developers that can realize your vision or do it yourself if you can properly use HTML, CSS, and PHP. 

Errors and issues

Errors and issues

Not all developers create decent products and programs. Because of open source, some of them tend to create things without full logic, and because of such arrogance and narrow-mindedness the new functionality, plugins or features are full of different issues and, as a result, create multiple errors. That makes any system vulnerable and unavailable, and that leads to direct damage to any business.

Incompatibility

Incompatibility

As with any other technology, WordPress modernizes and provides updates regularly. The same thing is with its plugins. On one hand, this is great because technologies never get old and useless. But, on the other hand, this causes a lot of trouble because of version incompatibility. Such a thing can easily crash the whole system and hours of work with one tiny update. That is why some developers and business owners rarely do updates or have to jump to the previous versions to keep everything working well.

Concluding

WordPress is a truly amazing technology and using it gives huge benefits to anyone who deals with it. On the other hand, it has its pros and cons as any other technology does. Knowing them helps to think over and decide whether use them or not and find the methods of using them in the most effective and harmless ways.

Btw, RIVO AGENCY specializes in WordPress development, and we as true professionals are always ready to lend you a hand and create a nice and decent product that will satisfy all your visions and desires. 

We find an individual approach to each client and provide the best quality of work that could be possible. 

Drop us a line and we will gladly help you.

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