Web & Mobile Development

Wordpress Development

Wordpress Development

WordPress is an excellent choice for sites that are very top-down content driven. Blogs, of course, but also magazine or news websites, portfolio sites, event sites, etc. The right user-friendly admin dashboard out-of-the-box is a big plus for those kinds of sites.
For sites that revolve around user-generated content or require complex searches through extensive catalogues of products, WordPress can be frustrating to work with.

If you rely more on plugins to get your required functionality than on WordPress itself, you should consider custom VisualCMS.

 

WordPress Security is Subject to Vulnerabilities

The most severe disadvantage of WP, from our and other web developers’ viewpoint, is that you are exposed to security vulnerabilities. Because you are using one of the most popular software platforms in the world, your site gets hit whenever the world gets caught. That means you need to be on top of security.

Security, primary target for hackers, SQL Injection

Updates Ruin everything…even if you safeguard your site by keeping up with all the latest updates, you’ve still got to worry about the exponential increase in your site’s weight.

Free Tempting offers of free themes, usually contain hidden codes, links, etc.

Fancy Plugins, Plugins might look easy to use but are developed by a community of coders, these plugins might include secret access codes or if they are incompatible with your current setup can ruin your website. A different person writes every theme or plugin you use on your WordPress site; since no particular organisation/body monitors WordPress themes or plugins, this means there could be a bug in the plugin you use on your site.

A single plugin can allow access to your admin dashboard

Most plugins appear to be aimed at amateur bloggers and not the professional developers. They give no choice regarding the HTML output and how to integrate it into your template. Yes, the plugins are mostly free. But you can waste a lot of time sifting through them to find the one that's suitable. And you often come across the plugins that haven’t been updated for years and have no support. In short, they're great when they work, but a wrong step can break your entire site, ruin your SEO, cause browser incompatibilities, and so on. Don't permit plug-ins to be installed automatically!

Paid themes and plugins usually become way too expensive, and with regular updates rolling out, managing a website can become a hassle.

Plug-ins: They're great when they work, but a wrong step can break your entire site, ruin your SEO, cause browser incompatibilities, and so on. Don't permit plug-ins to be installed automatically!

Automatic upgrades

The fancy automatic update feature is more curse than a blessing. You should be removed the ability to update themes and plugins from your production environment. Otherwise, you risk extended downtime while you troubleshoot a problem an automatic upgrade caused.

The fancy automatic update feature is more curse than a blessing. You should be removed the ability to update themes and plugins from your production environment. Otherwise, you risk extended downtime while you troubleshoot a problem an automatic upgrade caused.

WordPress is Slow

Wordpress demands a lot of resources from the server end if your site uses a lot of plugins and premium theme than you might need a managed WordPress hosting.

Plugins reduce the script's efficiency

As to WP performance. The CMS requires a surprising amount of CPU power to run and consumes a lot of memory. To perform well you need to use a caching plug-in, and it's still a hog. WordPress demands a lot of resources from the server end. If your site uses a lot of plugins and a premium theme, then you might need a managed WordPress hosting.

Performance

WordPress needs a surprising amount of CPU power to run and will consume a lot of memory. To perform well you need to use a caching plug-in, and it's still a hog.

Graphics modification requires knowledge of CSS and HTML

Some users have arrived at the conclusion that the platform is not as intuitive as it could be. Once you go beyond the basics, the steepness of the learning curve becomes entirely surprising. Also, the way plugins and themes modify the platform makes it a challenge to configure them.

Main tasks like creating custom post types and taxonomies can involve writing a lot of complicated technical code, where other CMS software has a far friendlier graphical interface to achieve the same thing.

WordPress updates their software frequently.  Updates to the software are required to keep the WordPress platform up to date with the current browsers and mobile devices and ahead of malware and virus attacks.  However, sometimes the plugins aren’t as quick to adapt to the WordPress updates, which can leave you with plugins that don’t operate the way they should or at all when you update your website.  Before updating your WordPress version, it is advised to take a backup copy of the website.

Content doesn’t always look right.  When you make updates to your site yourself through the visual tab, it doesn’t always flow the way you expected it to when looking in the real browser.  This can leave those not knowing HTML frustrated when they try to get text and images to appear the way they want. 

Customization of a theme can be costly.  If the website was built upon a theme and you decide that you want to make significant changes to it, it may be time-consuming to have a programmer make changes to the layout of the theme. Every theme is programmed differently, and therefore the programmer must first familiarise themselves with the way each theme was programmed before making the changes.  If you anticipate needing to make significant changes to the theme, consider having a theme built from scratch or a custom made site to meet your needs instead.

The number one disadvantage to using WordPress that most WordPress users aren’t aware of is how vulnerable WordPress can be.

WordPress Can be Very Expensive

No, don’t get me wrong. WordPress is “free”. It’s free to download and install WordPress but having just WordPress is not going to work unless you don’t want your website to stand out from a large part of the 70+ million websites using WordPress.

You see WordPress everywhere, and when you start seeing the same version of a site using WordPress, it becomes less memorable; that’s why WordPress is expensive.

To ensure your WordPress blog is properly designed and always active, you’ll have to spend several thousands of dollars.

Also, with the numerous WordPress updates and changes being rolled out regularly, it’s only a matter of time before you start having issues with your “outdated” design and you’ll often have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to ensure your WordPress website is active again.

You Have to Constantly Update Your Website

This is designed to be a good thing, but when you consider the frequency of WordPress updates and the compatibility issues that come with it (updating plugins, etc.), then it’s not necessarily a good thing.

With every update, you risk issues with your website template – which often costs thousands of dollars – and some of your plugins.

Maintenance in WordPress is a whole issue on its own; you can’t use WordPress without constantly updating it and you have to be ready to make changes to your template or plugins when you update.

Constant updates

Notice how that last one is in bold? There’s a reason for that. Unfortunately keeping your WordPress version current can cause problems of its own.

The problem with updates is they don’t take into account any of your past customizations or plugins. That means if any of those above aren’t compatible with the latest WP rollout, you could end up shutting your entire website down. And it’s never ending with them.

Almost immediately after installation, you’re bombarded with updates, which aren’t exactly speedy when it comes to processing. There’s always a chance than any of the numerous updates you’re required to apply to your theme will corrupt the database, laying waste to all the content you’ve created, and unless you’re making backups all the time, it’s almost an inevitability that this will happen sooner or later.

Of course, one problem leads to another. So even if you safeguard your site by keeping up with all the latest updates, you’ve still got to worry about the exponential increase in your site’s weight…

Getting kicked off your WP dashboard

This happens all the time for more reasons than you can count. There’s nothing more frustrating than being unable to access your content, and it is a frequent problem for many users with no immediate solutions. It's just guessing and check until you are no longer locked out. It can be anything from a hack to an ISP issue. Good luck.

It's open source structure – since all of your system’s code is available online; it is also easy for hackers to find security holes. Moreover, every programmer having engaged in the prior usage of this code can intentionally plant malicious code into the published code. For example, you may have a plugin installed that allows you to send out newsletters easily. What can happen, however, with the circumvention of your knowledge, is that it will transfer your entire mailing list to the plugin.

Updates – upgrading the system is critical to close security holes that may pop up. However, since each WordPress site includes many different plugins, updating the system can damage certain plugins not adapted to the new system. The site will then be at the mercy of the programmer who wrote the plugin – and will show in a suboptimal way until repaired

Control – WordPress releases system updates that are suitable for WordPress and not for you. If your needs are the same as those that WordPress try to address, you are lucky. Otherwise, you might get updates that harm rather than improve the website

You’re no different– WordPress sites tend to look similar to each other, even after theme and colour adjustments. The question is whether a company that invests a substantial amount of time and effort in PR wants its website to look like many others’ (as many large businesses cannot afford that its customers will associate its design with another brand)

Speed – WordPress sites contain lots of generic code unnecessary for every particular website, so the loading times of the web pages become slower. Page loading speed is critical for both good user experience and good search engine ranking

Copyright – copyright protection on the Internet is a delicate issue. While the law protects the content of a website, it doesn’t protect concepts or ideas. A custom-made website will give you a better copyright protection than a website built using a template. For further reading on the matter, click here.

You Can Easily Run into SEO Issues

Suboptimal for SEO – the name of the game in SEO today is an appropriate characterization of the website, so the search engines can read the message you want to convey merely through the structure of the site. With WordPress, while you can install plugins that help the SEO, due to the lack of flexibility in the system it cannot reach the level of performance of SEO that can be reached with a specifically characterised website

User-generated content. WordPress assumes that registered users are editors or site owners. The login and profile pages are, by default, styled as admin pages. It is a rather complicated affair to allow users to create any content other than a comment from a template (non-admin) page. Building a highly community-driven site like YouTube or Facebook on the WordPress platform would be a challenge.

In general, WordPress is an excellent choice for sites that are very top-down content driven. Blogs, of course, but also magazines or news websites, portfolio sites, event sites, etc. Extremely user-friendly admin dashboard out-of-the-box is a big plus for those kinds of sites. But for sites that revolve around user-generated content or require complex searches through large catalogues of products, WordPress can be frustrating to work with. If you rely more on plugins to get your required functionality than on WordPress itself, you should probably consider some other platforms.

Lack of flexibility – WordPress is designed for small content websites. If you want to develop a more sophisticated site such as an e-commerce site, or even a large corporate website that is not completely “standard”, this will require you to make several systematic changes. Although these changes are mostly possible, they will considerably raise your costs

Customising other people's customizations: Let's say you found a great plugin, but it doesn't quite do what you want. So you update it yourself, woohoo! Then there's an update to that plug-in, now you have to update the update but wait! Now everything's different! That simple feature you thought you'd upgrade in "five minutes" has suddenly taken you all day.

The fact is WP isn’t always the ideal solution. Often it can be an unwieldy, insecure, and under-performant source of frustration to developers and site owners everywhere. That’s why there’s a growing contingent of users looking for premium CMS Custom Built.

Because WordPress is built for the non-technical masses, the most popular and prominent solutions within the support community are not always necessarily the best or most effective, but rather the quickest, easiest, and least expensive (free plugins).

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