8 Reasons You should not build a website with wordpress
Wordpress seems to be the number one choice for most new websites as a CMS platform, there are thousands of readily available themes ready to customise and load onto your website, this all sounds great right? Well I don't think so and here's why:
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Wordpress Security Challanges
Open source is a term used to describe computer programs with their source code available for everyone to study. WordPress is open-source software and anyone can use, study, change, and redistribute its source code. I've had countless emails from potential clients asking me if I can fix their hacked Wordpress website, although there are lots of security fixes available it seems that the standard Wordpress install is vulnerable to attack. If you're a DIY website builder you may lack the experience or skills to put in place the security required and if you're relying on a professional to sort this for you and you'll be none the wiser anyway!
Themes Layout Desing
My god I hate themes! A whole industry has been built on the creation of Wordpress themes, I hate the thought of just picking something off the shelf and trying to make it fit your design or business, that's not how design should work, you should not be limited to the features available in a theme, you should have full freedom to design whatever you like and build this from scratch. Building from scratch sounds more time consuming and expensive, well sometimes it can be however here at Cloud we've developed an amazing CMS system which means we can convert almost any design into a fully functioning website within a few hours!
Most customers that I work with will admit there are not that IT savvy and the find the thought of managing their own website terrifying! Now give someone in such situation a Wordpress dashboard and it's enough to put them off for life! The whole process of managing a website should be much easier surely!
My god Wordpress is so slow! So you've read this post and realised you're one of the most unfortunate people whose stuck with a Wordpress website, don't panic! You may be asking what's the alternative? Well I will have to be biased and firstly say a bespoke CMS is the best route and what we use. There are lots of other options and to be honest if you do choose Wordpress and it's all setup correctly and managed effectively it can work just fine however the biggest problem is most websites are not managed very well and if it requires constant updates and mainteance to avoid being hacked is it really worth the hassle?
Hard to scale
There are, of course, large WordPress sites that handle a great amount of traffic, but making this possible requires a lot of efforts and money. In particular, you’ll need to hire a wordpress expert who can set up the environment and do the rest of the work, so it may even cost you almost as much as the custom web development. On top of that, there is no guarantee that if you invest in scalable WordPress website, you’ll receive the results that satisfy your needs. In addition, the user experience that such website delivers maybe not so great either. So if you envision your business to grow, WordPress is definitely not the best choice.
Being an open source software, with lot’s of developers working on it, WordPress releases new features quite often, themes and plugins get regular updates. To make it more clear, take a look at the whole list of WordPress updates. As you may see, the latest release took place on December 2020. Sometimes WordPress even ends up being updated 5 or even more times in a month. At the same time, this can play a trick on your website. Sometimes, when the WordPress, theme or plugin updates, something can break and stop working. That’s why you should always make a backup and test all the new features before updating the live website. Do you really want to mess with this stuff any time a new upgrade is released?
Being an open source software, with lot’s of developers working on it, WordPress releases new features quite often, themes and plugins get regular updates. To make it more clear, take a look at the whole list of WordPress updates. As you may see, the latest release took place on April 29, 2020. Sometimes WordPress even ends up being updated 5 or even more times in a month. At the same time, this can play a trick on your website. Sometimes, when the WordPress, theme or plugin updates, something can break and stop working. That’s why you should always make a backup and test all the new features before updating the live website. Do you really want to mess with this stuff any time a new upgrade is released?
Insecurity and vulnerability to hacking
As the WordPress is the most used CMS platform, it regularly becomes the target of hackers and spammers attacks. Even downloading the reliable security plugins will not surely protect you from security hacks and malicious activities. If your website is actually a web platform with thousands of users, security is of vital importance, because any vulnerability can affect the users and bring a negative impact on your credibility. Considering the security issues, developing a web portal based on WP is quite risky.
WordPress CMS is a very popular platform due to its simplicity and is a perfect solution for blogs and simple company websites. But if you want to develop a powerful, secure and functional web platform, look at the list of the WordPress pitfalls and think twice.
There are far better solutions out there! Most cheap web design companies tend to favour Wordpress purely because it allows them to quickly dish out templated websites without any need for any real design. We offer the same kind of affordable web design however in a pay monthly website model, the key difference is although our prices are very reasonable all our design is bespoke.
If you’re ready to build your website and want to get started from scratch design, consider one of the plans at Monthly Pay Websites. We offer a range of cheap website design in the world, so take a look and see what you fancy!