WordPress is a Content Management System, that allows you to create
and publish your content on web. Although it is mostly used for web
publishing, it can be used to manage content on internet.
allows users to have full control over the files, documents, as well as
the design and display of the content. Nowadays an average user or a
small company had to rely on static HTML sites
because they could not
afford a content management system
which would cost hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Following are the disadvantages of a WordPress website
the biggest disadvantage of WordPress is its security. WordPress is an
Open Source platform, and it relies heavily on plugins and themes for
customization. Both the plugins and the themes are developed by
different people and companies and since there isnâ€™t anyone monitoring
them, they can easily contain bugs or malicious code lines.
On top of
this, as stated above, today, WordPress is the most popular content
management system. This fact alone makes WordPress a prime target for
hackers everywhere. As a matter of fact, according to a Sucuri report
WordPress is the most hacked CMS platform worldwide.
The plugins and
elements that are used in wordpress, might look attractive but may have
been developed by a hacker. Things might look attractive but in the
background, hacker might be exploting that plugin to run away with your
data and information.
2. Can be expensive
While the WordPress
itself is free, when looking at the whole picture there are significant
costs. WordPress relies on plugins and themes for customization, and
while there are some that are free, they are not always reliable or
Furthermore, if you want your website to stand out and your
visitors to have a great you have to buy a theme, as the free ones are
With numerous updates coming out constantly, it can become
quite expensive to keep your website up to date. Naturally, if youâ€™re a
WordPress designer, or have the knowledge you can make a lot of
adjustments yourself, but most people need to use a plugin or a
3. Problems occur during updating
a plugin or an update may clash with the functionality of some other
plugin and cause your website to malfunction. This may result in a
broken wordpress website or a website with a lot of errors or unexpected user
experience. And everybody knows that a bad presentation to customer will
result in negative business.
The more plugins you use, the more
likely it is for you to encounter more compatibility problems. The whole
maintenance process in WordPress can be quite challenging, and you have
to be ready to make adjustments to your plugins and theme in order to
have a functional website.
If you donâ€™t have the budget or the
knowledge (design, programming), giving the fact that in general
WordPress doesnâ€™t offer support, and solutions can only be found on
WordPress forums, chances are that you should choose another website
solution for you.
4. SEO friendliness
WordPress is definitely an
SEO friendly platform, but so is virtually any open source CMS. However,
for the people with little to no SEO experience and knowledge,
WordPress can create quite a few problems. Probably the most known one
is caused by the WordPress category and tagging system. If the content
is over-tagged or marked into many categories, Google will flag it as
duplicate content, a fact that will affect your SEO rankings.
SEO may also be a result in some cases. Although you can fill your
pages with a lot of keyword-rich content but using wrong or broken
plugins, heavier theme, and bad codings will surely result in a slow
loading website, which is one of the key factors for search engines.
Slow loading websites are down-ranked by most search engines.
5. Customization needs Coding
make certain change your WordPress site, you have to possess HTML, CSS
and PHP knowledge. If you want to personalize in a unique way, or to
enhance its design, you may find yourself needing to write numerous
complicated code lines.
If youâ€™re in the category of people which
possess the knowledge, things can go down smoothly, but if you try to
write code without having the right expertise â€” most people in this
category, you can make a lot of damage to your website.Conclusion
with WordPress, you can create great websites, as it has many
advantages, that triggered its massive popularity. But choice regarding
your website should be taken after you look and compare all the options,
advantages and disadvantages.
Maybe, despite all the hype,
WordPress is not the right choice for you, and youâ€™ll be far better with
a website built from scratch by professionals.
Before making a
decision, look at your needs, evaluate all the available options, taking
into consideration both advantages and disadvantages of WordPress, and
take the right step for you. Not taking a rational decision, and going
with the flow may create a lot of problems in the future. The choice is
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