Disadvantages Of Wordpress & Why Another CMS May Be Better For Your Site

Wordpress is still the most widely used content management system (CMS) for businesses big and small. However, there are several other CMS options for your website. While Wordpress does make it easy for non-developers and non-designers to build and manage their website, it also comes with disadvantages. Let’s look at some of the disadvantages and why another CMS may better serve your website.

#1: Plug-Ins

To achieve most special features or design elements on your website, Wordpress requires the use of plug-ins. Plug-ins have several disadvantages and many developers curse their existence. Plug-ins can hack or implant a virus on your website, break, stop being supported, need constant updates, and slow down your website. Other CMS systems either have most of these features integrated, or make it easy to build them.

#2: Slow Site Speed

Speaking of load speed, Wordpress websites tend to load slower than other non-Wordpress websites. Why? There are many factors that contribute to this. However, the use of plug-ins and bloated code are two of the largest. Google takes site speed into consideration when deciding the rankings of your website. Therefore, switching to another CMS could end up benefit your SEO in the long run.

#3: Coding Necessary

Despite your best efforts not to wade into the code of your website, eventually, especially with enough special features, it will become inevitable. Most people who use Wordpress need to have a basic understanding of HTML and potentially CSS. While they do not need to be developers, identifying and fixing small errors can save time and money. Other CMS options though, follow a “no-code” philosophy and very rarely require going into the code to update the website.To learn more and get a free marketing consultation, call us at 206-787-0784. You can also reach us online via our chat or contact form.

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