The Pros and Cons of using WordPress for your website

Is WordPress a best choice for my website?

WordPress is a powerful open source blog framework cum CMS. It is written in PHP & Mysql and works in any Apache or Nginx hosting server with php & Mysql installed. Using WordPress creating a blog and maintaining the blog content is super easy. Most of the existing blog websites are done using WordPress. Now a days even non-blog websites are done using WordPress because of its simplicity and saves money and time for the website owners. There are WordPress themes and plugins available in abundance, so you can create any website in a very short time.

Even though the number of WordPress websites are increasing, not all websites are done using WordPress. There are advantages and disadvantages of using WordPress as CMS for your website.

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The Pros

Setup and Maintenance is easy
Installing WordPress is easy and your website pages are created in minutes. If you want to create a new page, you can do it easily by entering the page title and content. You can also easily add pictures, photos and media in minutes.

So much of Plugins and Themes to choose
Plenty of WordPress themes and plugins available for free. These themes and plugins are exclusively done for WordPress based on their guidelines. You can easily install as well as uninstall the themes and plugins from the admin dashboard with a single click.

Huge Support community
WordPress user community is huge when compared to any other framework so you get your support questions answered by a wide range of WordPress users in WordPress support forums.

Due to this free support facility you can easily solve your WordPress website problems by browsing the already solved topics section or by asking a new question of your problem.

Low cost
WordPress creates websites in very short time so you need not spend more money and time in developing your website.

Search Engine Friendly Urls
WordPress creates search engine friendly urls making easy for the search engines to crawl your website. It saves your time in url rewriting. However, you need to personally do search engine optimization for any WordPress website to improve its performance.

The Cons

Lack of flexibility
Modifying your Website layout is more difficult with a WordPress website. You cannot modify your pages easily like how you do it with a normal html or a dynamic pages, because WordPress pages, content, your settings, plugins everything is stored in the database and your WordPress pages are generated dynamically. There are plenty of themes available to choose which matches your business. But you need to spend lot of time customizing the theme for your liking. For advanced level customization, you need to hire a web designer to edit the css and js files .

Hacker Attacks
A WordPress website can be easily hacked than any other website. Hackers know how WordPress stores the data and if they get to know a website is done using WordPress, they know how to hack it. Also a WordPress website gets more spam than any other blog website. It needs to constantly updated without fail. It is best for blogging where there is no need of any sensitive data.

Slow Loading
A WordPress website is fast if you use it only for blog. If you want to create a non-blog website using WordPress CMS, you need to install various plugins for various features and using too much of plugins can slow down your website. Also, if your theme is big and you don’t use all of the widgets available in the theme, it still slows the website.

Dependable on Plugins
Any feature to your WordPress website can be added only as a plugin. Adding more plugins is not good for website. performance. Most of the features are available as a plugin but installing a new plugin can break a working WordPress website. You should backup your website before installing any plugin so that you can restore it later if the plugin fails. Sometimes your plugin may not work after a WordPress update. It is a big head ache fixing it back.

Undoubtedly WordPress is a powerful CMS for blog website. You can also create a simple website or add a WordPress blog to your website, but we don’t recommend WordPress for creating an e-commerce website or directory website.