The fact that many audiences have used WordPress to design websites means that the best way to create a website has been discovered?
In fact, in this article I want to answer the question of whether WordPress is good or bad. So, in the following, I will introduce you to all the advantages and disadvantages of this CMS in simple language and without bias.
WordPress good or bad?
In my opinion, with several years of experience in website design, WordPress is neither an entirely good system nor an entirely bad tool. In fact, depending on what you expect from your website and content management system, WordPress may work for you and vice versa. So, in the following, I will introduce its advantages and disadvantages to you one by one, so that you can finally decide whether WordPress is good or bad based on your needs.
Let me start the article with the benefits section. In fact, if any of these things are incomprehensible to you, then ask about it in the comments section.
The first and most important advantage of a WordPress CMS is that anyone can use it for free. In fact, you do not need to pay any company or brand to use and design a website with WordPress, but you can download and use it for free.
2_ many additions
Currently, over 40,000 WordPress plugins have been created! In fact, each of these plugins has its own features. For example, there is a plugin that allows you to easily change the look of your site without coding. Or there is a plugin that increases the speed of the site, as well as plugins for better marketing and … Having a large number of such plugins leaves your hands open in many areas of website design and audience attraction with WordPress.
3_ SEO friendly
SEO is what you should use to attract audiences from Google in the future. In fact, in the process of SEO or website optimization, you are making your audience see and enter your website in Google search results.
Now the point is, some of the older CMSs had a negative impact on your site’s SEO due to improper coding. But on the other hand, WordPress is an SEO friendly system that does not harm the site by default. In the meantime, if you would like more information, read our “SEO Checklist” article.
4_ many formulas
A template is the look of a WordPress site. In fact, since many plugins have been created for this Content Management System, there are more than thousands of templates at your disposal, from which you can choose the desired look for your site.
I’ve already explained in an article that what is meant by a “responsive” site is actually sites that scale in relation to the audience’s device, computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc. Considering that the number of mobile users has outnumbered computer users in the web domain for several years, the importance of responsive websites is very high.
Now, another advantage of WordPress is that most of its new templates are fully responsive and users can easily view all its sections using any device, mobile phone or computer.
To be honest, the popularity of WordPress itself is another advantage of this CMS. In fact, due to the huge popularity of this system, if you face any problem while working with it, there is a solution in front of you.
For example, if you encounter a technical problem while installing a plugin, you can easily search the web on how to solve it, or you can pay for the help of experts who will easily solve the problem for you. Meanwhile, you may be bothered to solve technical problems in many old content management systems such as “Joomla”.
Well, in continuation of the WordPress is it good or bad article, let’s go into the drawbacks of this CMS and see the things that might bother you while working with it in the future.
Note: For a better comparison and a more accurate understanding of the disadvantages of this CMS, I will compare parts of it with the portal building system, which is known as the popular CMS for building websites in Iran.
1_ Security problems
Look, I’m not saying that WordPress is an insecure system by default. But experience has shown that if you neglect it a little, it is likely to be attacked by hackers, and your site will encounter many security problems.
Especially since this system does not contain any support services because it is free. In other words, this means that no expert wants to help you increase your security or at least take it back from hackers.
Therefore, if you want to, know that one of your most important actions is to learn and implement the principles of “increasing site security”. Meanwhile, all websites built with the portal are fully secured in terms of security and are always taken care of by the company’s experts.
Note: In general, WordPress sites suffer more from hacker attacks than other sites due to having duplicate codes, similar addresses, same vulnerabilities, and notoriety. For this reason, maintaining security on them is more important than on other sites.
2_ Lack of support
If you have experience designing a website so far, you know that in general, you will encounter many technical problems in this direction. Meanwhile, not having a support professional to accompany you will make your path very difficult and uneven. Meanwhile, the portal content management system offers you support services 24 hours a day and of course free of charge.
Especially since the creators of WordPress plugins and themes are from all over the world and are different teams, sometimes easily installing two plugins can cause your site to encounter technical problems. In this case where your website does not have technical support, you may be a bit bothered to solve the problem. (Of course, if you have enough experience, it will be easy to solve technical problems.)
In the meantime, we have created in the portal all the necessary features to “start a business” on our sites, and made it unnecessary for you to install many plugins. Of course, in the unlikely event of a technical problem for any reason, the portal experts are at your side 24 hours a day for free.
6_ Unknown control panel
To be honest, learning to work with the dashboard and dashboard in WordPress is not very difficult and anyone can do it. But if they are to be compared; The Gate Panel has a very engaging user experience and leaves users’ hands very open. Especially since the portal is specially designed for Iranian users and you will not see a single option that is unknown and strange to you.
7_ The necessity of learning
If you are going to design your own site with the help of WordPress, know that it will take some time to learn. In fact, learning to work with a WordPress CMS can take between one and several months. At the same time, maybe after learning it, you will need to learn some topics again in the middle of the path and install each plug-in.
For example, if you want to install an “email marketing” plugin on WordPress right now, you’ll need at least one to three hours of practice around it. (Of course, working with some of them is very simple and does not require special training.) On the other hand, working with the portal is very easy and everything you need to learn from it is available in the same videos that are provided to you at the very beginning.
8_ A waste of time
Even if you become an expert in WordPress, it will probably take you 2-15 days to design a website with it, complete the settings, etc. In the meantime, right now and in less than 5 minutes, you can have your complete and professional website right from the portal. Of course, if it is going to be compared to other content management systems like Joomla and Drupal, WordPress has an advantage over it as it allows you to build your site faster.
9 without testing
Well, of course, none of the web content management systems give you the ability to test, and even in the best possible case, if you want to test it, you have to spend money or time.
Meanwhile, the portal builder and store builder system allows you to use it for 7 days as a test at no cost, and if you love your site’s features, you can renew it.
Finally, is WordPress good or bad?
As I said before, WordPress is neither a perfect nor a flawed system. In fact, whether or not WordPress is right for you depends on your needs and expectations. For example, if you prefer not to spend a lot of time designing a website and not run into technical problems in the future; Well, it is better not to use WordPress. Also, if you need support and guidance services, WordPress is probably not a good choice.
But if costs are very important to you and you’re willing to spend some time designing the site yourself, dealing with technical issues, etc., then WordPress isn’t a bad choice. (Of course, sometimes it can be costly for you to solve its technical problems)
Anyway, keeping in mind that the portal builder has a 7-day free trial, I suggest you visit the templates page, choose one of the attractive website templates, and get your completely professional site for free.
The last word
Well, we have come to the end of the article. In this article I have answered the question of whether WordPress is good or bad. Finally, if you have any questions or comments about any part of the article, I am waiting for you in the comments section. In fact, if you have any questions about website design using the portal.