WordPress is a very popular Content Managment System for bloggers, companies, and individuals. It’s ease of use, support and scope for theme and plugin development make unique from rest. However, there are certain disadvantages too are for WordPress. In this article, I will explain the Advantages and Disadvantages of WordPress in detail.
Advantages of WordPress
- Ease of Installation: WordPress is pretty easy to use. Many web hosting solutions are offering free WordPress installation support if you are unaware of the installation process.
- Ease of Use: WordPress pretty easy to use. After installation, all you need to create your profile and start using it.
- Support: Google is filled with many WordPress help and support articles. All you need to search your query in Google or WordPress support page.
- Open Source: WordPress is an open source platform, means you can expect huge communities and developers support for WordPress themes and plugins.
Disadvantages of WordPress
- It is Open Source Again: Being Open source has both advantages and disadvantages. Open Source is hacker-friendly; your site is vulnerable to attacks if you use nulled themes and plugins.
- Plugins: WordPress needs Plugins in order to work. If you run a simple blog, some basic plugins are enough for work. For bigger sites like related to tech niche and other gadget reviews type sites some bunch of plugins needed to work. This will create extra load on your hosting
- MySQL Database: WordPress uses MySQL database in the backend in order to run. When it comes to hacking, MySQL is vulnerable to hackers.
- Heavy Code: WordPress runs on the heavy code; it causes the load on hosting server. Some basic hosting plans can’t handle the load of the WordPress and cause the “error establishing database connection” errors frequently.
These are the major advantages and disadvantages of WordPress CMS. If you know more WordPress pros and cons, please do share your comments below.