When you think you have your website on WordPress and the costs are done, think again. WordPress sites are often prone to breaking and plugins can become obsolete or stop working, leading to a grudge between companies and their WordPress developer. This can make having a website expensive and stressful. Any vulnerability of a website can have a negative impact on your credibility and could spread viruses to your users. WordPress websites are more susceptible to being hacked due to the fact that millions of websites use it.
If a security crack is found on one website, it is very likely that it can be found on many other WordPress websites. Additionally, it is easy to tell whether a website is open source or not, and robots can search the web for all WordPress websites, making them easier to target than custom websites. Finally, vulnerabilities in WordPress websites tend to become public knowledge very quickly. Here's a quick overview of the good, the bad, and our experience using WordPress to build websites: membership records became difficult to manage, important customer information was lost in the shuffle, e-commerce transactions failed without anyone noticing, new marketing ideas could not be implemented due to the original website developer and freelancer disappearing, and no other developer could support the previous customizations. A custom WordPress site is a great way to take advantage of all the easy-to-use features of WordPress while creating a website with a unique look and functionality for your business. However, if you want to develop a powerful, secure and functional web platform that is scalable, consider the pitfalls of WordPress before using it. You may hear WordPress web designers claim that it is the only platform that works well with SEO.
Although WordPress is popular due to its simplicity and is considered an inexpensive way for businesses to start online, think twice before creating your business website on WordPress. It has a flexible design which triggers many interruptions in plugins and technology in general. Furthermore, you will need to hire a WordPress expert or team of experts who can set up the environment and do the rest of the work, so it will likely cost more than custom web development. WordPress developers who create WordPress websites know very little about coding websites (code is the framework that developers write basically to tell a website what to do). Additionally, WordPress only offers limited SEO optimization features in its packages which isn't enough to help you rank on Google. Dear users of WordPress and The Curious: What is WordPress anyway? It's more than just a CMS (a simple easy-to-use content management system), it's a CAREER for some people.
Although many people tend to use WordPress for their business websites and consider it quite easy and understandable, think twice before creating your business website on WordPress. It has a loose design which causes numerous breakdowns of plugins and technology in general.