Why WordPress? Advantages and Disadvantages

Im my last blog I went through an quick and easy installation of WordPress. But why do you want this CMS at all?

People often asks about advantages and disadvantages of WordPress. In my opinion it is very easy to handle and has a variety of functions.

Advantages of WordPress

  • 60% of all online Content Management Systems (CMS) are WordPress.
    That’s a clear sign about the qualities of the product. Why this is so, you can read in the next lines.
  • WordPress is very powerful, even CNN, Time, UPS uses WordPress
    This CMS needs little resources compared to other CMS. It has a huge range of functionality. If there is something you need, you can have it developed by freelance programmers.
  • Large Community can help if you run into problems
    Many people know WordPress, so free and commercial support might be near to you, if you need one.
  • WordPress is very Search Engines Friendly
    If your blog isn’t found there is no need to engage with work and time. To be on the top of the search engines result page is very important if you want to push your blog. WordPress supports your efforts to be at the first site at Google.
  • WordPress is free.
    You don’t have to pay a license fee. It’s free as free beer.
  • WordPress is easy to learn and there are a lot of documentation online.
    If you are new you can grab a good book or look online at forums or especial WordPress HowTo pages. There are plenty of them. Just get started.
  • Installing is quite easy and a lot of web hosters provide ready to go packages.
    If you choose one hoster providing preinstalled WordPress, installation is just a matter of click on the right buttons.
  • Updating and management is easier than for other CMS.
    I had several CMS in my career and can say: the easiest is WordPress. That’s a fact. If you want to invest little time in management and more time into the content WordPress is definitely an option you should consider.
  • There are a lot of Designs (Themes) and add-ons (Plugins) available.
    You can even by commercial Themes for low money. But very good ones are free, too. Or if you want let your design be created and implemented by a WordPress developer.

Disadvantages of WordPress

There are so many good points that it is hard to thing of disadvantages, but there are some.

  • Not all developers a good in securing their Plugins or Theme. So security might be a problem.
  • PHP as a underlying base. But other CMS and shops (“secure” and “unsecure” onces) use PHP as well, so this might not be valid argument.
  • If you want to change the design, you need to know CSS and HTML.
  • No native and nice support for tables.

Conclusion about WordPress pro and cons

WordPress is definitely an option if you consider to start a Blogging plattform. Just get started, try it out and see if it suits you. It’s worth the effort.

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