WordPress doesn’t need to prove its worth, it’s a proven CMS and I love it. However, there are certain things you would not appreciate about WordPress. Most WordPress users would disagree on that, I’m sure. They might even switch to another site, but perhaps you might want to have a read to understand what I’m actually trying to say.
Never used WordPress? Great, this one would be new, no? Well, I am not going to start back-biting or talking foul about WordPress. I’ve been using it for quite some time and I like the way it is.
Now, let me get straight to the point and list 5 things that I hate.
5 Things I don’t like about WordPress
Well, WordPress has its own tantrums and things that its developers inculcated into it. Out of which, these are the top 5 things I didn’t like while working with WordPress. Have a look
Where’s the speed ?
You must have noticed, a ‘just write’ button at the screen bottom. You would see this only if you have paid attention to the distraction-free editor in its initial stages. Anyone would migrate to WordPress back in time due to its speed and simplicity. But, I find it hard to locate the speed again. People knew WordPress for the speed it offered, only until it started going down at each new update release. I don’t like the quality being compromised. Clearly, where’s the speed?
Who’s the Target Audience
It was more of a blogging platform in the begging, and then its functionality took it to the top. I still believe its the best. Now, this apex CMS caters to a diverse range of audience. Who all use it? Well, you can pretty well make that out yourself. Let’s say, for instance, writers wearing nerdy glasses, geeks sitting before their systems, or may be a granny attempting to play with pictures. These are a few speicifc ones. However, an average WordPress user is not among the ones mentioned; somewhere between the newbie and the geeky level.
The custom homepage is trying its luck to please business owners. On the other hand, the new Media Manager facilitates easy creation of galleries for artists. However, in the middle of all this, let alone the bloggers’ CMS, even the WordPress themes showcase a disappointing image. The next point talks about the same.
Dismal WordPress Themes
No matter how interactive the WordPress themes are, there is one thing that really bothers me. A majority of WordPress themes tend to assume that its the end of the world and there’s no further change needed. But, what if you wish to change your custom post types. Well, you really can’t do anything about it, because of this famous WordPress limitation. Oh, but they are probably still there in the database somewhere. You can install the original portfolio again to get them back. Sounds good? Not really !
Talking in Absolutes? Not done..
Let’s just keep this one precise, you might not want to have a read, had you tried it before. Did you ever lose access to your WP back-end and tried migrating to web hosts? You could have done this by getting a copy of your database and then trying to migrate it to a new server. How? Well, WordPress does this bit and stores all information in its powerful database. Yes, that would work, if you replaced the old URL with the new one.
WordPress stores it all in absolute values, such as homepage, domain links, etc. Once the web host is migrated, the database could kick out the URLs.
How many plugins do you think we need?
WordPress’s plate is full with a number of plugins. There are numerous plugins for each function you name, which you would probably never use or never ever bother. This may actually confuse a newbie as a term like ‘seo’ would come up with 20 odd plugins; difficult to opt one out of them, right?
Well, even though I pretty much hate messing around with plugins, WordPress would continue to be one of my favorites. I’ve been using it for quite some time now and I guess it is worth it. I realize that nothing is perfect and you have to compromise on something to get the other.
Nevertheless, I would love to see your participation here. Chime-in with your thoughts. Are you content with these trends? Does these plugins bother you? What about the Absolute scope? Share your insights.