What are the pros & cons of WordPress?
What started as a simple blogging platform back in 2003 has now become one of the largest CMS on the web. We’re, of course, talking about WordPress – a free and open-source content management system that powers over 35% of websites on the internet as of March 2020! When it comes to choosing a platform to build a website on, WordPress is what we fancy. But that doesn’t mean WordPress doesn’t have its weak spots. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the pros and cons of WordPress, so you can determine if this tried and true platform can meet your standards.
- Thanks to its humble beginnings as a blogging platform, WordPress is pretty user friendly. Everything from navigating through the back-end of the site to editing pages to uploading new content is as easy as it gets.
- WordPress currently offers 55,770 plugins (both free and paid) to its users. Whether you want to add a contact form to your site or increase its SEO performance, there’s a plugin that will do that for you. WordPress has a galore of thousands of gorgeous and customizable themes, allowing you to create truly unique websites.
- Unlike Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace, WordPress is actually 100% free.
What’s not so good?
- As an open-source platform, WordPress is wide open to a lot of cyber attacks.
- Some WordPress themes contain a lot of gratuitous generic code, which can cause the site to slow down.
- Need some support in making your site more secure, creating backups, or installing updates? Too bad! You’re on your own.
- With no built-in drag and drop functionality, creating websites can get quite challenging for someone not familiar with basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
At the end of the day, many of the things that are not good about WordPress can be swept away with the right person managing your site. Contact the team of designers at MJ Web Experts today to launch a stunning, functional, and secure WordPress site.